DISSOCIATIVE PHENOMENA IN THE EVERYDAY LIVES OF TRAUMA SURVIVORS

Posted: November 16, 2013 in Uncategorized
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DISSOCIATIVE PHENOMENA IN THE EVERYDAY LIVES OF TRAUMA SURVIVORS

Dissociation is defined in terms of its role as the essential feature in the dissociative disorders as a disruption the usually integrated functions of consciousness, memory, identity, or the perception of the environment. In the words of vander Hart, vander Kolk & Boon,1998,“Dissociation refers to a compartmentalization of experience: elements of an experience are not integrated into a unitary whole but are stored in isolated fragments. . . . Dissociation is a way of organizing information.”
 
I would say the elements of the experiences are not integrated into a unitary whole but are stored in isolated parts, alters and fragments.
This paper was presented at the Boston University Medical School Psychological Trauma Conference, May 2001. It has given me even deeper understanding into this phenomenology.
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