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A comparison (similarities and differences) of dissociative identity disorder and one other dissociative disorder. Highlight the difference between the disorders in a way that allows you to accurately distinguish between the two when making a diagnosis. Then explain challenges dissociative disorders might present to forensic psychology professionals when introduced in a legal setting.

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. I suggest making a simple discussion using this outline:

1. About DD - introduce the 2 disorders - 150 words
2. Compare both - 100 words
3. Distinguishing from both and relevance in Forensic Psychology - 100 words

This outline should yield around 350 words which should cover what you need. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. You can also use the listed resour4ces to further explore the topic. All the best with your studies.

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Dissociative Disorders

Dissociative disorders are those mental and emotional disorders where the individual affected loses a sense of reality. The Mind British Charity (2014), explains, "Your sense of reality and who you are depend on your feelings, thoughts, sensations, perceptions and memories. If these become 'disconnected' from each other, or don't register in your conscious mind, your sense of identity, your memories, and the way you see yourself and the world around you will change. This is what happens when you dissociate." While dissociation can be good (i.e. when training one's self to deal with trauma, getting over PTSD, rape, etc.), when the dissociation disrupts memory, identity and personality for prolonged ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of dissociative disorders. Dissociative identity disorder and psychogenic amnesia are discussed as examples. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.

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I need help locating a professional website that discusses dissociative disorders. (such as www.apa.org, www.counseling.org, www.mayoclinic.com or www.nami.org). Then I need to compare and contrast two of the dissociative disorders. How would you cope with a loss of memory or identity? What insights does the source located provide?

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