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What are dissociative disorders and can they be treated effectively?

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Dissociative disorders involve a break or dissociation in consciousness, memory or a person's sense of identity. This can be explained in an example when a person may drive somewhere and then not realize how they got there or the trip at all. The person is on "automatic pilot".

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