Examples of dissociation in the following topics:
- The major characteristic of all dissociative phenomena involves a detachment from reality.
- Although some dissociative experiences involve memory loss, others do not.
- At the pathological end of the dissociation spectrum are the dissociative disorders.
- Psychoactive drugs can often induce a state of temporary dissociation.
- Pathological dissociation involves the dissociative disorders, including dissociative fugue and depersonalization disorder.
- More pathological dissociation involves dissociative disorders.
- These are both examples of dissociation.
- Dissociation of this sort is fairly normal from time to time; however, there are five types of dissociative disorders which are considered psychopathological: dissociative identity disorder, disociative amnesia, depersonalization/derealization disorder, other specified dissociative disorder, and unspecified dissociative disorder.
- Dissociative fugue, while it used to be its own diagnosis in the previous DSM-IV-TR, is now subsumed under dissociative amnesia as a specifier (i.e., dissociative amnesia with or without dissociative fugue).
- The old category of dissociative disorder not otherwise specified is now split into two according to the DSM-5 (2013): other specified dissociative disorder and unspecified dissociative disorder.
- Hallucinogens affect the levels of serotonin or glutamate in the brain and are divided into psychedelics, dissociatives, and deleriants.
- Most dissociative drugs simulate a dream-like experience.
- Primary dissociatives are NMDA antagonists, which block glutamate from entering its receptors and regulating brain function.
- When used in excess of
specified maximum dosages, dextromethorphan acts as a dissociative.
- It can
produce effects similar to the dissociative states created by other dissociative
anaesthetics such as ketamine and phencyclidine.
- Dissociation theory states that hypnosis causes a person to actively or voluntarily split their consciousness.
- Generally speaking, the more suggestible a person is, the more he or she can dissociate and become absorbed in the task at hand.
- Dissociation is when a person's behavioral control is separated from his or her awareness.
- The individual in a dissociated state is likely to respond with autonomic, reflexive behaviors.
- Psychogenic amnesia, or dissociative amnesia, is a memory disorder characterized by sudden autobiographical memory loss, said to occur for a period of time ranging from hours to years.
- More recently, dissociative amnesia has been defined as a dissociative disorder characterized by gaps in memory of personal information, especially of traumatic events.
- In a change from the DSM-IV to the DSM-5, dissociative fugue is now classified as a type of dissociative amnesia.
- Effects often include ataxia, anxiolysis, pain relief, sedation or somnolence, and cognitive/memory impairment; in some instances, effects include euphoria, dissociation, muscle relaxation, lowered blood pressure or heart rate, respiratory depression, anticonvulsant effects, and even complete anesthesia or death.
- Amnesic-dissociative actions are also seen in the applied pharmacology of high doses of many shorter-acting benzodiazepines.
- Maladaptive strategies include dissociation, sensitization, numbing out, anxious avoidance of a problem, and escape.