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Highlights on Dissociative Disorders and their Affects

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How would you define dissociative disorders? What is an example of a dissociative disorder? Is it possible to manage and effectively treat this disorder? If so, how? If not, why not?

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This solution defines the dissociative disorders and the factors involved in 335 words with three references in an attached Word document.

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Dissociative disorders are coping mechanisms that individuals exhibit as a way of dealing with a traumatic or abusive experience. Those disorders are characterized by the individual exhibiting certain dysfunctional symptoms as a way of "disassociating" himself with the event, thereby escaping reality. An example of a dissociative disorder is Dissociative Amnesia. The National Association on Mental Illness (NAMI) defines disassociative amnesia as "a blocking out of critical personal information, usually of a traumatic or stressful nature. Dissociative amnesia, unlike other types of amnesia, does not result from other medical trauma (e.g. a blow to the ...

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