For most people, identity, memory, and consciousness are integrated or combined. In which category of psychological disorders are these functions disconnected or split from one another?
a. Personality Disorders
b. Depressive Disorders
c. Anxiety Disorders
d. Dissociative Disorders
Mental disorders can be understood as a collection of conditions hallmarked by significant impairments in one's cognition, emotion, mood, and personality that can not be explained by other medical conditions (e.g., physical trauma, neurological disorders). Two commonly used systems to classify mental disorders are the classification systems proposed by the World Health Organization (i.e., ICD) and the American Psychiatric Association (i.e., DSM).
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The correct answer to this question is provided by option D: dissociative disorder.
To elaborate, referring to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic...
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Dissociative disorders affect a person's perception of reality, often including a lack of continuity in memories, thoughts, and personality. Explore dissociative disorders such as retrograde and anterograde amnesia, fugue states, and multiple personality disorders.