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Co-occurring Disorders- Dissociative
Terms in this set (18)
Dissociative Disorders characteristics
disruption or discontinuity in the normal integration of consciousness, memory, identity, emotion, perception, body representation, motor control and behavior.
How does a person experience a dissociative disorder?
1. Unbidden intrusions with accompanying losses of continuity
2. Inability to access info or to control mental functions normally
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
Characterized by the existence of two or more personalities within a single individual.
Transition from one personality to another usually sudden, often dramatic, and usually precipitated by stress.
inability to recall important personal information - most often related to a stressful experience - that can't be explained by ordinary forgetfulness (lose minutes or years).
1. Depersonalization- experience of unreality, detachment or being an outside observer w/ respect to one's thoughts, feelings, sensations, body or actions.
2. Derealization- experience of unreality or detachment w/ respect to surroundings.
dissociative amnesia with fugue
Sudden, unexpected travel from a customary locale, and the inability to recall one's identity after a traumatic event (bewildered wandering).
Dissociative Amnesia Prognosis
Very good, it may even remit spontaneously when trauma after removal from traumatic circumstances.
psychotherapy (most effective; goal is to help the person come to terms with the stress or trauma that triggered the fugue; techniques designed to encourage communication of conflicts and increase insight into problems), hypnosis, family therapy and creative therapy.
No medication but antidepressants, anti-anxiety and anti-psychotics can be used to treat depression and anxiety.
DA versus organic amnesia
DA is caused by marital, financial, or career stress before the amnesia. DA does not result from any known neural damage.
DID suicide risk?
70%- difficult to treat, not all identities may not report SI or plans.
90% have extreme abuse in childhood.
DID therapist characteristics
Therapists must have extensive experience with childhood trauma. Therapeutic alliance must emphasize safety, support, and paying attention to ruptures in the bond. Therapists should pay attention to client's non-verbal behaviors.
No first line treatment but Cognitive therapy, EMDR, supportive therapy have been used.
produced by a therapist
usually takes about 6 years in the mental health system to receive a diagnosis.
Medications are usually not used.
Prognosis for DID
Although treatment can be helpful, many clients continue to experience stress & dissociation.
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