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Dissociative Disorders

A group of conditions where one’s identity, history, and/or perception are disrupted or otherwise compromised. The four types of dissociative disorder listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) are dissociative amnesia, dissociative fugue, dissociative identity disorder, and dissociative depersonalization disorder.

Example: In the movie Sybil, Sally Field portrays a young woman suffering from dissociative identity disorder, more commonly known as “multiple personality disorder”.

Dissociative Disorders
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Dissociative Disorders. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 8, 2020, from