PSYCH 2AP3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Dissociative Identity Disorder, Psychogenic Amnesia, Dsm-5

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Leaving a home area during the state of amnesia but then recall it after. This recall doesn"t happen right away, and it can occur a couple years later (very rare) Two or more distinct personality states; marked discontinuity in sense of self; alternations in affect, behaviour, consciousness, memory, perception, cognition, and/or sensory-motor functioning. Recurring gaps in the recall of events, personal information, and/or traumatic events, that is inconsistent with ordinary forgetting. Symptoms cause clinically significant distress or impairment in important areas of functioning. Disturbance not part of a broadly accepted cultural or religious practice, and in children, not due to imaginative play. Disturbance not due to effects of a substance (i. e. alcohol) or to another medical condition. 8 did cases in 1944-1970 and 36 from 1970-1979. Almost all were diagnoses as result of therapy. Alters may have specific roles and situations in which they appear. 50% of cases have 10 or more alters.

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