Ch 15: Dissociative Disorders in Psychology

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons to learn about what constitutes a dissociative disorder and the different types of dissociative disorder diagnoses in mental health.

Dissociative Disorders in Psychology - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Mental health can be affected by genetics, experience, and body chemistry. Diagnosing mental illness can be difficult if a client is unable to communicate what is happening in his or her head, if the client presents more than one symptom, or, as is often the case, the client is unaware of an instability in the first place. Dissociative disorders fall into this difficult to diagnose category, and mental health practitioners tend to disagree on what this disorder actually is. In fact, the very term dissociation is controversial when it comes to agreeing upon a definition.

In this chapter, you will explore the different types of dissociative disorders, and learn terminology used in the mental health field. This chapter can help you understand the following for dissociative disorders:

  • Definitions
  • Types
  • Causes
  • Symptoms
  • Treatments

Video Objective
Dissociative Disorders Learn what a dissociative disorder is and the psychology community's past and present points of view regarding the disorder.
What is Dissociative Amnesia? - Definition and Symptoms Study the definition, causes, and treatment for dissociative amnesia disorder.
Dissociative Fugue: Definition, Causes and Treatment Look at the definition, causes, and treatment for dissociative fugue disorder.
Multiple Personalities Disorder: Symptoms, Lesson & Quiz Understand the definition, causes, and treatment for multiple personalities disorder.
Dissociative Depersonalization Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment Recognize the definition, causes, and treatment for dissociative depersonalization disorder.

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