Shelley experiences persistent feelings of detachment from herself, as if she were observing herself from outside her body. The experience is so intense that she often has trouble remembering who she is and functioning in a coherent manner. Shelley most likely suffers from:
George has completely lost his sight during the past year, but medical experts can find no physical reason for his blindness. This could be an example of
Min has been experiencing repeated seizures, but none of the neurologists he has visited could find any abnormal EEG activity. He is likely exhibiting a case of dissociative disorder
Parents suspected of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy show all of the following typical behaviors EXCEPT
According to your textbook, the following statement is true about the treatment of conversion disorder:
the principle treatment strategy for conversion disorder is to identify and attend to the traumatic or stressful life event.
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Brain imaging studies have found that depersonalization is associated with all of the following EXCEPT
Jason suddenly notices that the world looks weird to him. Some objects look bigger than normal and others look smaller. Cars passing by seem oddly shaped, and people appear dead or mechanical. Joe is experiencing
The defining feature of dissociative identity disorder is that aspects of the individual”s personality are
With regard to dissociative identity disorder, the term alter refers to ________ within the individual.
Vanessa, who is 40, apparently believes that she is a 20-year-old woman. Suddenly, however, she starts to speak and behave very differently, and says she no longer thinks of herself as “Vanessa.” Instead, she claims to be Elise, a 10-year-old child. It is likely that Vanessa has just experienced a
The process of changing from one personality to another generally occurs ________ in most patients with dissociative identity disorder.
Comparisons of optical functioning in the various personalities of dissociative identity disorder patients show changes that would be
While DID symptoms can be faked or developed through suggestion, many physiological changes observed in DID patients would be very difficult to fake.
The main reason why dissociative identity disorder patients tend to have many additional psychological disorders is that