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Dissociative Disorders


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Dissociative Disorders

  1. 1. Dissociative Disorders
  2. 2. Dissociative Disorders Dissociative disorders are sometimes referred to as conversion disorders. Dissociative Amnesia partial or complete amnesia for recent traumatic or stressful events. Dissociative Fugue takes an unexpected journey away from home; assumes new identity Dissociative Stupor profound decrease or absence of voluntary movements and speech and normal responsiveness to light, noise, and touch Dissociative Motor Disorders complete or partial loss of movement normally under voluntary control or; variable degrees of incoordination or ataxia, or inability to stand unassisted
  3. 3. Dissociative Disorders Dissociative convulsions sudden and unexpected spasmodic movements, closely resembling epilepsy, but without loss of consciousness Dissociative anesthesia and sensory loss: Either partial or complete loss of any or all of the normal cutaneous sensations over part or all of the body (touch, pinprick, vibration) or partial or complete loss of vision, hearing or smell Trance and possession disorders Trance - temporary alteration of the state of consciousness Possession - the individual is convinced that he has been taken over by a spirit, power, deity, or other person does not occur at the same time as schizophrenia