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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.
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- 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.
The concept of “repressed memory,” known by the diagnostic term dissociative amnesia, has long fueled controversy in psychiatry.
Pope of Harvard Medical School, recently argued that the psychiatric disorder known as dissociative amnesia often called repressed memory
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.
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).
This technique is also called dissociative thinking.
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.
And this can include something called dissociative fugue.
(The American Psychiatric Association has dropped multiple-personality disorder as a diagnostic category, replacing it with a different designation known as dissociative-identity disorder.)
Multiple personality disorder, now called dissociative identity disorder, is a controversial diagnosis that generally causes confusion whenever it appears in a legal case.