Handbook for the Assessment of Dissociation: A Clinical Guide

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American Psychiatric Pub, 1995 - Medical - 433 pages

Handbook for the Assessment of Dissociation: A Clinical Guide is the first book to offer guidelines for the systematic assessment of dissociation and posttraumatic syndromes. This book provides a comprehensive overview of dissociative symptoms and disorders, as well as an introduction to the use of the SCID-D, a diagnostic interview for the dissociative disorders includes chapters on differential diagnosis, a discussion of the relationship between dissociation and trauma, and a sample patient interview serves the needs of novices in the field as well as experienced clinicians and researchers

 

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Contents

Escape From Consciousness Five Core Dissociative Symptoms
3
Dissociation and Trauma
17
The Five Dissociative Symptoms
31
Amnesia The Black Hole of Dissociation
33
Assessment of Amnesia
65
Depersonalization The Detached Self
91
Assessment of Depersonalization
117
Derealization The Unreal World
137
Clinical Applications
265
Differential Diagnosis of the Dissociative Disorders
267
Intrainterview Dissociative Cues
297
The SCIDD in Nondissociative Psychiatric Disorders
313
The SCIDD in Clinical Practice A Sample Interview
335
Conclusion
367
Severity Rating Definitions of Individual Dissociative Symptoms
383
Sample SCIDD Diagnostic Report for Inclusion in Patient Records
391

Assessment of Derealization
153
Identity Theoretical Perspectives on the Self
169
Assessment of Identity Confusion
209
Assessment of Identity Alteration
231
References
395
Index
425
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