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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:
|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.|
1. What is Dissociative Amnesia? - Definition and Symptoms
People respond to problems differently. Sometimes, people respond to trauma by losing part or all of their memory. In this lesson, we'll look at the symptoms, types, and treatments of dissociative amnesia.
2. Dissociative Fugue: Definition, Causes and Treatment
In some rare cases, people forget who they are, move across the country, and assume a completely new life. What could cause something like that to happen? In this lesson, we'll look at dissociative fugue, including diagnosis, causes, and treatments.
3. Multiple Personalities Disorder: Symptoms & Summary
In this lesson, you will learn how difficult life is for someone suffering from the rare and serious mental disorder once known as multiple personality disorder. We'll also explore its symptoms, causes and treatments, and why there's a controversy over it in the psychological community.
4. Dissociative Depersonalization Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment
Imagine what it would be like to be outside your body, watching your own life like a movie. In this lesson, we'll look at the symptoms, causes, and treatments of a psychological disorder that's just like that: dissociative depersonalization disorder.
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Other chapters within the Psychology 106: Abnormal Psychology course
- Intro to Abnormal Psychology
- Clinical Research for Abnormal Psychology
- The Biological Model of Abnormality
- The Psychodynamic Model of Abnormal Behavior
- The Behavioral/Learning Model of Abnormal Behavior
- The Cognitive Model of Abnormal Behavior
- The Humanistic-Existential Model of Abnormal Behavior
- The Sociocultural Model of Abnormal Behavior
- The Diathesis-Stress Model
- Clinical Assessment in Abnormal Psychology
- Introduction to Anxiety Disorders
- Mood Disorders of Abnormal Psychology
- Stress Disorders
- Somatoform Disorders in Abnormal Psychology
- Eating Disorders in Abnormal Psychology
- Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
- Substance Use Disorders
- Psychotic Disorders
- Cognitive Disorders
- Lifespan Development Disorders
- Personality Disorders in Abnormal Psychology
- Factitious Disorders
- Treatment in Abnormal Psychology
- Legal and Ethical Issues in Abnormal Psychology
- Studying for Psychology 106