Topics tagged with "Dissociation"

Dissociation

What are dissociation symptoms in PTSD? Dissociation is a disruption in the normal integration of consciousness, memory, identity, emotion, perception, body representation, motor control, or behaviour. Common dissociative experiences include mild forms of absorption, such as daydreaming. Less common and more severe dissociative experiences include amnesia, derealisation, depersonalisation, and fragmentation of identity. Dissociation is not required for a diagnosis of PTSD. Trait dissociation is a stable characteristic that may be a vulnerability factor for PTSD. In contrast, state dissociation occurs in response to situations. Peritraumatic dissociation is a form of state dissociation and refers to dissociation that occurs during a…

Assessment tools

Assessment tools

What are assessment tools for PTSD? Standardised assessment tools for PTSD are vital for assessing a range of variables including symptoms, functioning, and quality of life. They are often used within a controlled research environment, but high-quality assessment tools are also useful in practice for both clinical management and outcome prediction. What is the evidence for outcome assessment tools for PTSD? Moderate quality evidence finds a model comprising 4-factors of intrusions, avoidance, hyperarousal, and dysphoria/numbing yielded the best fit for clustering PTSD symptoms. Assessment measures for this model included the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale, Harvard Trauma Questionnaire, Modified PTSD Symptom Scale,…

Dissociation

What is dissociation in bipolar disorder? Dissociation is described as disruption or discontinuity in the normal integration of consciousness, memory, identity, emotion, perception, body representation, motor control, or behaviour. Common dissociative experiences include mild forms of absorption, such as daydreaming. Less common and more severe dissociative experiences include amnesia, derealisation, depersonalisation, and fragmentation of identity. Dissociative features may play a role in the pathology of bipolar disorder. What is the evidence for dissociation symptoms in people with bipolar disorder? Moderate to low quality evidence suggests less dissociation in people with the disorder than in people with dissociative disorders, post-traumatic stress…

Dissociation

What is dissociation in people with schizophrenia? Dissociation is described as disruption or discontinuity in the normal integration of consciousness, memory, identity, emotion, perception, body representation, motor control, or behaviour. Common dissociative experiences include mild forms of absorption, such as daydreaming. Less common and more severe dissociative experiences include amnesia, derealisation, depersonalisation, and fragmentation of identity. Dissociative features may play a role in the pathology of schizophrenia. What is the evidence for dissociation? Moderate to high quality evidence finds more dissociation in people with schizophrenia than controls without schizophrenia. In those with schizophrenia, there was a medium-sized association between exposure…

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