Dissociative Disorder NOS Research

(Also Known As: Dissociative Research, Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specified Research, Dissociative Disorder Research, Disassociation Disorder Research)

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A study was done on 115 inpatients who were admitted to the psychiatric clinic of a university hospital in Germany to determine the occurrence of dissociative disorders and to examine the connection between childhood trauma and dissociation. Fragebogen für Dissoziative Symptome (FDS) which is the German version of the Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES) was used for screening the inpatients and patients who scored higher than 20 were interviewed by the clinician using the German translation of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Dissociative Disorders (SCID-D-R).

And to know the relationship between childhood trauma and dissociation during adulthood as well as the prevalence of childhood trauma, the German version of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ) was ordered and the result shows 21.7%, which is 25 out of 115 patients, had score higher than 20 on the FDS, and of those 15 patients were interviewed. There is one patient who was diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder, three for dissociative disorder NOS, and one with depersonalization disorder. The study shows clearly that there is a significant relationship between the childhood trauma and dissociation and therefore, it concludes that the clinicians in psychiatric units for inpatients must be aware of these kinds of disorders. 17

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Related Conditions

Depersonalization Disorder – automation, derealization, dissociation, out of body experience
Dissociative Identity Disorder – two distinct personalities, memory loss, depersonalization, depression