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Dissociative Identity Iisorder – Clinical Features and Differential Diagnosis


Authors:
Presiyan Burgov St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Pages: 21-27

Abstract:

The paper is aimed to present the most important aspects of the dissociative identity disorder, his clinical features and differential diagnosis. Dissociative identity disorder is a rare psychiatric condition with complex, chronic and post-traumatic dissociative psychopathology characterized by impaired of memory, thinking and identity. It differs from other psychiatric disorders mainly by the presence of a continuing, coexistence of relatively consistent and alternating subjectively distinct identities.

Keywords:

dissociative identity disorder; differential diagnosis; borderline personality disorder; comorbidity; childhood sexual or physical abuse; childhood trauma and dissociative amnesia.

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