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Axis I Mental Disorders:  Dissociative Disorders

Axis I Mental Disorders: Dissociative Disorders

Author: Barbara Ludins

This lesson will identify, describe and analyze the primary symptom(s) signs that indicate trouble for dissociative identity disorder.

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Notes on "Axis I Mental Disorders: Dissociative Disorders"

Terms to Know

Dissociative Amnesia

Loss of sense of self resulting from psychological or emotional trauma.

Dissociative Identity Disorder

Condition in which the person develops "personnas" or separate personalities with which they interact with the world; generally develops out of severe childhood trauma.


  • Dissociative Amnesia

    A dissociative disorder where a person loses part or all of their memory, particularly relating to who they are.

  • Dissociative Identity Disorder

    A dissociative disorder where a person has more than one different, distinct personalities that display at different times; a.k.a. Multiple Personality Disorder.