What is Dissociative Amnesia? - Definition and Symptoms


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When someone is diagnosed with Dissociative Amnesia they have _____.

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1. Jorge was involved in a lake accident when he was at camp. Gabe pushed him out of a canoe and he almost drowned. Jorge remembers being at the lake. However, he does not remember Gabe or the canoe ride. He just remembers being rescued by the lifeguard. What type of dissociative amnesia might Jorge be experiencing?

2. Sarah was involved in a car accident two years ago. She does not remember anything from the time of the accident to the present day. Which type of dissociative amnesia does she have?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination allow you to quickly gauge your knowledge of the characteristics of dissociative amnesia. Topics you should inform yourself about if you plan on passing the quiz include the definition of dissociative amnesia and common treatments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize these tools to assess your ability to identify:

  • Definition of dissociative amnesia
  • Common treatment for the condition
  • Types of dissociative amnesia
  • Examples of the different types of the condition

Skills Practiced

This quiz and corresponding worksheet allow you to test these skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the characteristics of different types of dissociative amnesia and interpret that information correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as dissociative amnesia
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you gained regarding common treatments for the condition

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic by viewing the accompanying lesson, What is Dissociative Amnesia? - Definition and Symptoms. It explores the following objectives:

  • Define dissociative amnesia
  • Recognize the criteria that must be met before a person can be diagnosed with the condition
  • Discover the types of dissociative amnesia and the characteristics of each
  • Identify the principle treatment for the disorder
  • Understand the other types of psychological conditions a person with dissociative amnesia may experience