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What is key to our sense of identity and place in our environment?
memory (it links our past, present and future)
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What is the prevalence of dissociative disorders?
0.5 - 1%
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What is the ratio of females to males who suffer from a dissociative disorder?
9:1 F:M
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What dissociative reactions are combat soldiers vulnerable to?
amnesia, confusion, shock, exhaustion
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What is dissociative amnesia?
memory loss, typically of stressful experiences
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What is dissociative fugue? (DSM IV TR)
Memory loss accompanied by leaving home and establishing a new identity
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What is Depersonalisation Disorder (+derealisation disorder DSM V)
Alteration in the experience of the self (and reality)
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What is Dissociative Identity disorder?
At least two distinct personalities that act independently of each other (multiple personality disorder)
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In what ways can sub personalities differ in DID?
their abilities, tastes, autonomic physiology and brain activity
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What are the switches between personalities like for those with DID?
sudden and triggered by a stressful event (can also be triggered by hypnotic suggestion)
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Is DID more common in women or men?
3 times more common in women
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What triggers the loss of self in depersonalisation disorder?
stress
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What unusual sensory experiences are associated with depersonalisation disorder?
limbs changing drastically in size, strange voice, an outside body experience, mechanical movement
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What is depersonalisation disorder often co-morbid with?
anxiety disorder and depression
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What do those with dissociative amnesia usually forget?
traumatic or stressful events that are too extensive in nature to be explained by ordinary forgetfulness
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