Dissociative Disorder

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Dissociative disorders include four specific disorders (dissociative amnesia, dissociative fugue, dissociative identity disorder, and depersonalization/derealization disorder). They are characterized by a disruption in the usually integrated functions of consciousness, memory, identity, or perception.

Dissociative Amnesia:

Dissociative amnesia is characterized by memory loss of important personal information that is usually traumatic in nature. For example, If a husband beats wife regularly and no one is supporting to her then she may lose all memories about a husband and could not recognize husband.

Dissociative Fugue:

Dissociative fugue is characterized by sudden travel away from home associated with partial or complete memory loss about one’s identity. It may be associated with assuming a completely new identity and living a new life. This happens only in extremely stressful conditions.

Dissociative Identity Disorder: (Multiple Personality Disorder)

Formerly called multiple personality disorder, the essential feature of dissociative identity disorder is the presence of two or more distinct identities that assume control of the individual are all actions and life. The original person may or may not know about his/her other identities and continue to behave in the same way. They later land up into many mood disorders, depressive problems, and aggressive angry behaviors.

Depersonalization/De-realization Disorder:

The essential feature of depersonalization/derealization disorder is persistent or recurrent episodes of an altered sense self or environment. For example, depersonalization altered sense of one’s physical being or feeling that one is outside of one’s body, physically cut off or distanced from people, floating, observing oneself from a distance, as though in a dream. And in derealization person will be experiencing the environment as unreal or distorted.

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