Dissociative Disorders: Amnesia, Dissociative Fugue & Split Personalities


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Dissociative disorders do NOT cause disturbances in _____.

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1. After meeting with a new patient who exhibits memory impairment following a car accident, Dr. Jameson diagnoses her with retrograde amnesia. What symptoms would you expect this patient to exhibit?

2. Why would you expect an interview with a patient about his life prior to amnesia to be productive if that patient has anterograde amnesia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will evaluate your comprehension of the impacts of dissociative disorders. Topics that you will be quizzed on include disturbances caused by dissociative disorders and causes of split personalities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be quizzed on the following terms:

  • Anterograde amnesia
  • Retrograde amnesia
  • Fugue states

Skills Practiced

In this quiz/worksheet set, these skills will be utilized:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as anterograde amnesia and retrograde amnesia
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on dissociative disorders
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the causes of split personalities
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding fugue states

Additional Learning

For more in-depth information about this disorder, review the lesson called Dissociative Disorders. The objectives of the lesson include:

  • Describe dissociative disorders
  • Discuss examples of the two main types of dissociative amnesia
  • Identify the typical cause of dissociative fugue or fugue state
  • Review how environmental factors affect dissociative disorders
  • Explain how multiple or split personalities are related to this disorder