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What are dissociative disorders?

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These disorders cause severe disturbances or changes in memory, consciousness, identity, and general awareness of yourself and your surroundings. These disorders usually are associated with overwhelming stress, which may be the result of traumatic events, accidents, or disasters that you might experience or witness. Dissociative identity disorder, formerly called multiple personality disorder, or split personality, and depersonalization disorder are examples of dissociative disorders.

From: Types of Mental Illness WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Psychological Association. American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on July 26, 2016

SOURCES: American Psychological Association. American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on July 26, 2016

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