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1 Dissociative Disorder Devyn Moore & Emily Wienczek

2 Dissociative Disorder  Dissociative disorders (DD) are conditions that involve disruptions or breakdowns of memory, awareness, identity or perception. People with dissociative disorders use dissociation, a defense mechanism, pathologically and involuntarily.

3 Fun Facts  DID is diagnosed nine times more often in females than in males  A history of severe abuse is thought to be associated with DID  Some researchers are of the opinion that sex offenders who truly suffer from DID are best identified using a structured interview.

4 Fun Facts  Hypnosis is sometimes used to help people with DID learn more about their personality states in the hope of their gaining better control of those states.

5 Symptoms  Lapses in memory (dissociation), particularly of significant life events, like birthdays, weddings, or birth of a child  Experiencing blackouts in time, resulting in finding oneself in places but not recalling how one traveled there

6 Symptoms  Being frequently accused of lying when they do not believe they are lying  Finding items they have clearly written but are in handwriting other than their own  Hearing voices inside their head that are not their own  Not recognizing themselves in the mirror  Feeling unreal  Feeling like more than one person

7 Types of Treatment  Psychotherapy- This kind of therapy for mental and emotional disorders uses psychological techniques to encourage communication of conflicts and problems.  Cognitive therapy- This type of therapy focuses on changing dysfunctional thinking.

8 Types of Treatment  Medication - There is no medication to treat the dissociative disorders themselves. However, a person with a dissociative disorder who also suffers from depression or anxiety might benefit from treatment with a medication  Creative therapies (art therapy, music therapy) - These therapies allow the patient to explore and express his or her thoughts and feelings in a safe and creative way

9 Daily Life  People might disappear  Not remember saying or doing certain things  Have completely different lives (houses, girl/boyfriends, wardrobe, etc.)  People may write notes or do other things to help them remember what they did or what they were doing

10 Paula Hanson  kZGr9Tw&edufilter=gMLbZye9Ttwkax4D13Y 3Fg&safe=active kZGr9Tw&edufilter=gMLbZye9Ttwkax4D13Y 3Fg&safe=active  90 different personalities

11 Works Cited  logical_institute/center-for- behavorial-health/disease- conditions/hic-dissociative-identity- disorder.aspx logical_institute/center-for- behavorial-health/disease- conditions/hic-dissociative-identity- disorder.aspx  a-Mu/Multiple-Personality- Disorder.html a-Mu/Multiple-Personality- Disorder.html 

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