Dissociative Amnesia Essay

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Possible Symptoms of A.S.D Subject sense of numbing, detachment, or absence of emotional responsiveness. Reduction of awareness of his/her surroundings (ex, "In la la land") Derealization(everything feels unreal.) Depersonalization(Out of body experience) Dissociative amnesia (ex, unable to recall important aspects of the traumatic event.) The traumatic event is excessively reexperienced in at least on of the following ways: repetitive images, thoughts, dreams, illusions, flashbacks of the event, or a sense of reliving the experience; or distress on exposure to reminders of the traumatic event Avoidance of stimuli that reminds the victim of the trauma (ex, thoughts, feelings,conversations,activities,places,people). Symptoms of anxiety or increased arousal(ex. difficulty sleeping, irritability, poor concentration, hypervigilence, exaggerated startle response, motor restlessness). The disturbances cause clinically significant stress or impairments on social, work related, or other important areas of functioning or impairs of the individual's ability to pursue some necessary task, such as obtaining necessary assistance or mobilizing personal resources by telling family members about the traumatic experience. The uncomfort lasts for a minimum of 2 days and a maximum of 4 weeks and occures within 4 weeks of the traumatic event. Causes of A.S.D…show more content…
While very serious, such a reaction usually subsides within hours to days. The stress may be an overwhelming traumatic experience (e.g. accident, battle, physical assault, rape) or a sudden change in the social circumstances of of the individual, such as mourning. Individual vulnerability and coping capacity play a role in the occurrence and severity of an acute stress reaction, as evidenced by the fact that not all people exposed to exceptional stress develop
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