The findings revealed that 11.4 percent of students meet the criteria for dissociative disorders
, which is consistent and reflective of the general population.
The study of the dissociative disorders
began at the end of the 18th century, and although they do not appear in the first edition of DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), the second edition mentions them as a subcategory of hysterical neurosis(1).
Lipschitz, "Prevalence of dissociative disorders
in psychiatric outpatients," The American Journal of Psychiatry, vol.
The original SDQ-20 items were derived from a pool of 75 items describing somatoform dissociative symptoms usually present in patients with dissociative disorders
. The original Dutch questionnaire exhibited good psychometric characteristics with good internal consistency, concurrent validity, and convergent validity (Nijenhuis et al., 1996; Sweere et al., 1998).
The most common co-morbid psychiatric diagnoses were depression (50%) and dissociative disorder
(48.3%); this is also similar to the findings of previous studies (11,23,24,40).
reported that the prevalence of dissociative disorders
was relatively low, in the general population in Turkey (2).
A survey of practices and recommended treatment interventions among expert therapists treating patients with dissociative identity disorder and dissociative disorder
not otherwise specified.
Yet a fairly pervasive silence on this intriguing topic currently exists within the dissociative disorders
and human sexuality fields.
Putnam and his colleagues (as cited in Butler, 2006) examined whether the increase in DES scores from normal people to patients with dissociative disorders
can be attributed to real differences between groups or not.
Roma, who has a dissociative disorder
, admitted dissemination of a terrorist publication last year.
The 44 year-old rocker, who will play with the band at Birmingham's NIA on May 13, suffers from dissociative disorder
, a mental condition triggered by being away from familiar surroundings.
Adam, 44, suffers from dissociative disorder
, a mental condition which makes the world around him seem unreal when he steps out of his comfort zone.