Dissociative tendencies and dissociative disorders
Some studies have postulated an organic basis for dissociative disorders
, citing dissociative amnesia as a reversible organic memory disorder.
In the ICD-10, conversion disorders and dissociative disorders
are included in the same group (World Health Organization, 1992), using the term "dissociative disorders
of movement and sensation" instead of the term "conversion".
A hypothesis exists that CD frequently coexists with dissociative disorders
and that both disorders are frequently associated with a history of childhood trauma (15,23,24,25).
Key Words: Conversion Disorder, Dissociative Disorder
, Anxiety symptoms, Co-morbidity.
Patients and Methods: Fifty four patients of dissociative disorders
were included in the study by using consecutive non-probability sampling.
The assets and liabilities of conservative religious faith for persons with severe dissociative disorders
, journal of Psychology and Christianity, 19, 122-138.
Frequency of dissociative disorders
among psychiatric outpatients in Turkey.
Treatment errors and iatrogenesis across therapeutic modalities in MPD and allied dissociative disorders
, Dissociation, 2, no 2, p.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder always has lacked such therapies; so have dementia, schizophrenia, personality disorders, dissociative disorders
, and sexual pathologies.
An Update on Assessment, Treatment, and Neurobiological Research in Dissociative Disorders
as We Move Toward the DSM-5,” is written by a team of leading mental health professionals, many members of or advisors to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fifth Edition (DSM-5) Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum, Post-Traumatic, and Dissociative Disorders
3] Rarely, typical symptoms of dissociative disorders
may occur during epileptic attacks, but among epileptic patients with dissociative symptoms, only a minority have concomittant dissociative disorders
DID falls in the section of dissociative disorders
in the DSM-IV-TR; as the section title suggests, the key clinical feature is dissociation (APA, 2000), which is defined as "a psychological state in which the individual's level of consciousness is altered" and for those who have experienced it, it is described as "being separated from their body, 'zoned out,' floating above or apart from the body, detached" (Stickley & Nickeas, 2006, p.
My areas of training and expertise include trauma, Borderline Personality Disorder, dissociative disorders
, chronic mood disorders, and anxiety disorders.
Although the WPATH Standards of Care (2011) explicitly mention DID as a possible co-occurring condition with transgenderism and transsexualism, the Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients make no mention of dissociation or dissociative disorders
(American Psychological Association, 2011).