dissociative

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Tending or leading to dissociation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective removing or separating from some association
  • adjective causing dissociation
  • adjective psychology related to or caused by dissociation or dissociative disorders
  • noun a dissociative drug

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

  • adjective tending to produce dissociation

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Examples

  • 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

  • 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.

    Judge Elaine Gordon: Putting Children First

  • 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.

    Judge Elaine Gordon: Putting Children First

  • 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 :

  • This technique is also called dissociative thinking.

    Find Your Focus Zone

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