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  • adj. removing or separating from some association
  • adj. causing dissociation
  • adj. related to or caused by dissociation or dissociative disorders
  • n. a dissociative drug

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tending or leading to dissociation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tending to dissociate; specifically, in chem., resolving or reducing a compound to its primary elements.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. tending to produce dissociation


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  • BETHANY MARSHALL, PSYCHOANALYST: Well, I think such a brutal sex assault at this early age really paves the way for what we call the dissociative disorders.

    CNN Transcript Sep 27, 2007

  • The concept of “repressed memory,” known by the diagnostic term dissociative amnesia, has long fueled controversy in psychiatry.

    Speedlinking 12/26/07

  • Pope of Harvard Medical School, recently argued that the psychiatric disorder known as dissociative amnesia often called repressed memory

    Science Project

  • Fear of abandonment grows to the point where the child won't risk further relationships and injury, causing difficulty in establishing appropriate friendships.48% of the children wind up with fears or phobias that never existed before. 44% of the children become physically aggressive. 31% of them suffer sleep disorders - unheard of in children not facing trauma. 27% are clinically depressed, and 24% develop "oppositional disorder." 13% are even bed-wetting into their teens, and 10% even become "dissociative" - they find alternative places to be - a severe psychiatric impairment.

    January 2009

  • Psychiatrists interviewed by NEWSWEEK say that although they wouldn't rule out multiple-personality disorder — a controversial diagnosis technically known as dissociative identity disorder (DID) — Swinton's behavior doesn't match the usual profile (none of them has personally examined her).

    Rozita Swinton’s Bad Call

  • This technique is also called dissociative thinking.

    Find Your Focus Zone

  • By the way, if you want to make a quick $1000, the study's authors are offering that sum to anyone who can disprove their theory by providing an example of a character created before the year 1800 who suffers from what can be readily identified as dissociative amnesia.

    Harvard University Press Publicity Blog :

  • And this can include something called dissociative fugue.

    CNN Transcript Jul 3, 2007

  • (The American Psychiatric Association has dropped multiple-personality disorder as a diagnostic category, replacing it with a different designation known as dissociative-identity disorder.)

    Informed Reader

  • Multiple personality disorder, now called dissociative identity disorder, is a controversial diagnosis that generally causes confusion whenever it appears in a legal case.

    Mind Hacks: September 2006 Archives


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