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  • Slide 1 - Dissociative Identity Disorder Cynthia Sanchez Period 6 Psychology
  • Slide 2 - Dissociative Identity Disorder A rare dissociative disorder in which a person exhibits two or more distinct and alternating personalities. Dissociation is a word that is used to describe the disconnection or lack of connection between things usually associated with each other
  • Slide 3 - Associated Features Obtaining different personalities Thoughts, feelings, different personalities etc. When people are first diagnosed they could have 2-4 personalities. Some of the symptoms: Headache, amnesia, time loss, trances and “out of body experiences,” lapses in memory http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ8j0Fbr1Ik&feature=related
  • Slide 4 - Associated Features DSM-IV-TR Criteria for Dissociative Identity Disorder Diagnostic criteria for 300.14 Dissociative Identity Disorder A. The presence of two or more distinct identities or personality states (each with its own relatively enduring pattern of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about the environment and self). B. At least two of these identities or personality states recurrently take control of the person’s behavior. C. Inability to recall important personal information that is too extensive to be explained by ordinary forgetfulness. D. The disturbance is not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance (e.g., blackouts or chaotic behavior during alcohol intoxication) or a general medical condition (e.g., complex partial seizures). Note: In children, the symptoms are not attributable to imaginary playmates or other fantasy play.
  • Slide 5 - Etiology Environment Parent abuse, sexual abuse etc. Fun Fact: Most children who are abused do not necessarily develop dissociative disorder.
  • Slide 6 - Prevalence .01% to 1% of the general population are clinically diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Slide 7 - Treatment Hypnotherapy- patient is hypnotize and encouraged to recall painful past experiences. Tranquilizers or antidepressants- Psychiatrist rarely prescribe them because one of the alters will use them to kill themselves.
  • Slide 8 - Prognosis Recover completely with treatment Treatment may take for years but it is effective
  • Slide 9 - References
  • Slide 10 - Discussion If a person who has committed a crime and has dissociative identity disorder be charged for the crime?

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