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2.2 Dissociative Disorders




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This article is from the Dissociation FAQ, by Discord (tina@tezcat.com) with numerous contributions by others.

2.2 Dissociative Disorders

Some mental health care workers and psychological researchers disagree
with the definition of dissociative disorders as presented in the
DSM-III-R, as they feel it is an arbitrary definition; they feel that
dissociation is an aspect of many other, similar disorders. Because of
that, it is difficult to list just what is a dissociative disorder.

The DSM-III-R considers the following to be dissociative disorders:

Multiple Personality Disorder (in DSM-IV, dissociative identity disorder)
Psychogenic Fugue
Psychogenic Amnesia
Depersonalization Disorder

 

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