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dissociative disorder

Definitions of dissociative disorder
  1. noun
    dissociation so severe that the usually integrated functions of consciousness and perception of self break down
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    types:
    depersonalisation, depersonalisation disorder, depersonalisation neurosis, depersonalization, depersonalization disorder, depersonalization neurosis
    emotional dissociative disorder in which there is loss of contact with your own personal reality accompanied by feelings of unreality and strangeness
    fugue, psychogenic fugue
    dissociative disorder in which a person forgets who they are and leaves home to creates a new life; during the fugue there is no memory of the former life; after recovering there is no memory for events during the dissociative state
    multiple personality, split personality
    a relatively rare dissociative disorder in which the usual integrity of the personality breaks down and two or more independent personalities emerge
    type of:
    disturbance, folie, mental disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder
    (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
    disassociation, dissociation
    a state in which some integrated part of a person's life becomes separated from the rest of the personality and functions independently
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