The findings revealed that 11.4 percent of students meet the criteria for dissociative disorders
, which is consistent and reflective of the general population.
In ICD-10 dissociative (conversion) disorders include: dissociative amnesia, dissociative fugue, dissociative stupor, trance and possession disorder, and dissociative disorder
of movement and sensation, subclassified in dissociative motor disorder, dissociative convulsions, dissociative anesthesia and sensory loss, mixed dissociative disorders
and other dissociative disorders
(Ganser's syndrome, multiple personality disorder, transient dissociative disorders
Lipschitz, "Prevalence of dissociative disorders
in psychiatric outpatients," The American Journal of Psychiatry, vol.
Dissociation and dissociative disorders
: Challenging conventional wisdom.
The original SDQ-20 items were derived from a pool of 75 items describing somatoform dissociative symptoms usually present in patients with dissociative disorders
. The original Dutch questionnaire exhibited good psychometric characteristics with good internal consistency, concurrent validity, and convergent validity (Nijenhuis et al., 1996; Sweere et al., 1998).
A hypothesis exists that CD frequently coexists with dissociative disorders
and that both disorders are frequently associated with a history of childhood trauma (15,23,24,25).
Key Words: Conversion Disorder, Dissociative Disorder
, Anxiety symptoms, Co-morbidity.
ICD-10 classifies this disorder into dissociative amnesia, dissociative fatigue, dissociative stupor, dissociative disorders
of movement and sensation, dissociative motor disorders, dissociative convulsions, dissociative anaesthesia and sensory loss, mixed dissociative [conversion] disorders and other dissociative [conversion] disorders3.
Frequency of dissociative disorders
among psychiatric outpatients in Turkey.
Additionally, a possible dissociative disorder
was indicated in 10% of the FM patients and 2% of the RA patients.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder always has lacked such therapies; so have dementia, schizophrenia, personality disorders, dissociative disorders
, and sexual pathologies.