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Dissociative Disorders are defined as conditions that involve disruptions or breakdowns of memory, awareness, identity and/or perception. The hypothesis is that symptoms can result, to the extent of interfering with a person's general functioning, when one or more of these functions is disrupted.
Additional recommended knowledge
The four dissociative disorders listed in the DSM IV TR are as follows:
In addition, there's the diagnosis of dissociative disorder not otherwise specified (DSM-IV Codes 300.15) which can be used for forms of pathological dissociation not covered by any of the specified dissociative disorders.
In a 2007 study, only 28.7% of the dissociative participants had received psychiatric treatment previously.
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