Role of Childhood Experiences in Dissociative Amnesia

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TERM PAPER – I ROLE OF CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES IN DISSOCIATIVE AMNESIA SUPRIYA JOSHI B.A. HONORS APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY A.I.P.S CERTIFICATE I, Supriya Joshi student at Amity Institute of Psychology and Allied Sciences, Amity University Uttar Pradesh have completed the term paper on “The Role of Childhood Experiences in Dissociative Amnesia”, under the guidance of Mr. Vivek Tripathi. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I wish to express my gratitude to my faculty guide Mr. Vivek Tripathi. He not only provided me with his active support guidance & direction but also energized my confidence throughout the project. I would also like to extend my gratitude towards honorable Abha Singh Ma’am whose values drive me to spear ahead in life and achieve milestones in life. Lastly I would like to express my gratitude towards my parents for providing me endless love, care and quality education to become a good person in life TABLE OF CONTENTS CONTENTS | PAGE NO. | | | INTRODUCTION | 5 | AIMS AND OBJECTIVES | 14 | LITERATURE REVIEW | 14 | DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION | 24 | REFERENCES | 36 | INTRODUCTION Dissociative amnesia, formerly called psychogenic amnesia, is one of a group of conditions called dissociative disorders. Dissociative disorders are mental illnesses that involve disruptions or breakdowns of memory, consciousness or awareness, identity and/or perception—mental functions that normally operate smoothly. When one or more of these functions is disrupted, symptoms can result. These symptoms can interfere with a person’s general functioning, including social and work activities, and relationships. Dissociative amnesia occurs when a person blocks out certain information, usually associated with a stressful or traumatic event, leaving him or her unable to remember important personal
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