Disorders in which the normal integration of consciousness, memory, or identity is suddenly and temporarily altered; dissociative amnesia, dissociative fugue, dissociative identity disorder (multiple personality), and depersonalization disorder are examples.
these are disorders such as psychogenic fugue, multiple personality, and psychogenic amnesia in which a person's conscious awareness becomes separated (dissociated) from previous memories, thoughts, and feelings. When this happens, the person is unable to recall certain events that happened in their lives. For example, you may have heard of people committing heinous crimes and them claiming to have no recollection whatsoever of the event. This would be a case of psychogenic amnesia.
This is a disorder in which normal consciousness or identity is split or altered, often as a result of an intense psychological trauma.
Sudden temporary alterations in the normally integrative functions of consciousness.
A group of disorders characterized by alterations, typically sudden in onset and of temporary duration, of the normally integrated functions of consciousness or identity.
Disorders in which a whole set of mental events is stored out of ordinary consciousness. These include dissociative amnesia, fugue states and, very rarely, cases of dissociative identity disorder.
Syndromes characterized by disruption in the normal “smooth” flow of consciousness resulting in disruptions in memory, identity, or perception. These disorders occur in the absence of identified underlying medical (including neurologic) disorders or other major psychiatric disorders. According to the DSM-IV, dissociative disorders include dissociative amnesia, dissociative fugue, dissociative identity disorder (formerly multiple personality disorder), depersonalization disorder, dissociative trance disorder, and dissociative disorder not otherwise specified
Dissociative disorders are defined as conditions that involve disruptions or breakdowns of memory, awareness, identity and/or perception. The hypothesis being that the symptoms can result, to the extent of interfering with a person's general functioning, when one or more of these functions is disrupted.