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- Dissociation and the fragmentary nature of traumatic memories: overview and exploratory study.
- Dissociation, Dissociative Disorders, and PTSD
- Dissociative Amnesia
Dissociative experiences are common among children and adults, ranging from normative to pathological frequency and severity. This chapter details important aspects of dissociation following traumatic experiences, including empirical support for the trauma model of dissociation, psychobiological processes involved in dissociative experiences, and the presence of both dissociative symptomatology and dissociative disorders in patients diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Additionally, the authors discuss the complexities of conducting trauma treatment with dissociative individuals, including differential diagnosis and treatment approaches grounded in current treatment outcome research. Finally, key points to further inform readers about assessment and treatment of dissociative disorders are included at the conclusion of the chapter.
Dissociation and the fragmentary nature of traumatic memories: overview and exploratory study.
Dissociative amnesia is a condition in which a person cannot remember important information about his or her life. In some rare cases called dissociative fugue, the person may forget most or all of his personal information name, personal history, friends , and may sometimes even travel to a different location and adopt a completely new identity. In all cases of dissociative amnesia, the person has a much greater memory loss than would be expected in the course of normal forgetting. Dissociative symptoms can be mild, but they can also be so severe that they keep the person from being able to function, and can also affect relationships and work activities. The environment also plays a role; rates of dissociative amnesia tend to increase after natural disasters and during the war. Dissociative amnesia has been linked to overwhelming stress, which may be caused by traumatic events such as war, abuse, accidents, or disasters.
Dissociation, Dissociative Disorders, and PTSD
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Many people with post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD struggle in coping with flashbacks and dissociation, which may occur as a result of encountering triggers, that is, reminders of a traumatic event. To the extent that people are not aware of their triggers, flashbacks and dissociation can be incredibly disruptive and unpredictable events that are difficult to manage. However, you can take steps to better manage and prevent flashbacks and dissociation and stay in the present. Flashbacks are considered one of the re-experiencing symptoms of PTSD. In a flashback, you may feel or act as though a traumatic event is happening again.
involve memory alterations, such as dissociative amnesia for a traumatic event, as well as identity and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental. Disorders.
Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. DOI: Fisler Published Medicine Journal of traumatic stress. Since trauma arises from an inescapable stressful event that overwhelms people's coping mechanisms, it is uncertain to what degree the results of laboratory studies of ordinary events are relevant to the understanding of traumatic memories.
Several prominent theories of posttraumatic stress disorder PTSD posit that peritraumatic dissociation results in insufficient encoding of the trauma memory and that persistent dissociation prevents memory elaboration, resulting in memory fragmentation and PTSD. Across 16 studies to date, the association between dissociation and fragmentation was most prominent when examining peritraumatic dissociation and patient's own ratings of memory fragmentation. This relationship did not hold when examining trait dissociation or rater-coded or computer-generated measures of fragmentation. Thus, initial evidence points more toward a strong self-reported association between constructs that is not supported on more objective fragmentation coding. Measurement overlap, construct ambiguity, and exclusion of potential confounds may underlie lack of a strong association between dissociation and objective-rated fragmentation.
The Types Of Dissociation information handout is designed for clients who have experienced trauma and describes dissociation using accessible terminology. Therapists and clients may both experience dissociation as confusing or frightening. Dissociation can be separated into everyday and pathological versions.