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Past examples of occasionally inappropriate therapist influence should not blind us to the healing potential of valid therapy in real cases of dissociative amnesia.
The participants were administered a sociodemographic questionnaire, the Posttraumatic Diagnostic Scale (PDS), Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES), Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI).
Dizziness, headache, dissociation, dysgeusia, nausea, dissociative disorder, and hypoesthesia oral all occurred in more than 10% of the esketamine-receiving group.
The authors used linear multiple regression analysis to predict non-pathological dissociative experiences.
Additionally, although FM is a common disorder that is associated with a high rate of psychiatric co-morbidities (depression, anxiety disorders), its association with PTSD, alexithymia, and dissociative symptoms has not been sufficiently investigated.
This paper reports a case of status epilepticus presenting as dissociative fugue.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR; American Psychological Association [APA], 2000) identified Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) by the following four criteria: (a) There must be evidence of two or more distinct and enduring personality states, defined as a unique way of perceiving, relating, and thinking about the environment and self.
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is a psychological condition wherein the individual experiences (1) the presence of two or more distinct identities or personality states (each with its own relatively enduring pattern of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about the environment and self), of which (2) at least two of these identities or personality states recurrently take control of the person's behavior, resulting in (3) an inability to recall important personal information that is too extensive to be explained by ordinary forgetfulness and is (4) not explained by substance abuse or a general medical condition (American Psychiatric Association, 1994; International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, ISSTD, 2011).
Suzanne Collins and Lynne Fitzgerald pull out all the emotional acting stops in a tense tale centred around Dissociative Identity Disorder, better known as multiple personality disorder.
These are the ones who developed multiple personalities, or dissociative identity disorder.
And Grants Pass psychologist James Harper testified for the defense that Boyd most likely was in a dissociative state during the fatal beating, possibly triggered by his stress reaction to a pickup truck driving up as Boyd and Achibald were engaged in an apparent dispute.
However, not all dissociative experiences need be regarded as pathological; Waller, Putman, and Carlson (1996) have differentiated between pathological and nonpathological forms of dissociation and acknowledge that mediumistic experiences involving hypnotic states, altered states of consciousness, and trance phenomena that presumably involve dissociation could fall into the latter category.