Dissociative psychopathological dimension and developmental trauma

Author/s Benedetto Farina,, Giovanni Liotti
Publishing Year 2018 Issue 2018/3
Language Italian Pages 13 P. 183-195 File size 152 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSOB2018-003018
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Dissociation is a term indicating Dissociative Disorders DSM category, a cluster of symptoms and trauma based psychopathological processes hampering the integration of mental functions. Dissociative processes cause dissociative symptoms that could dominate some disorders like Dissociative Disorders but also spread to other disorders worsening the prognosis. The wide diffusion of dissociative symptomatology in many disorders, clinical observations and supporting experimental data about the effects of childhood adversities, suggest the presence of a dimensional psychopathology associated with developmental trauma worsening therapies outcome and that requires specific skills for an appropriate treatment.

Keywords: Dissociation; Developmental Trauma; Attachment Disorganization; Complex PTSD

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Benedetto Farina,, Giovanni Liotti, Dimensione dissociativa e trauma dello sviluppo in "PSICOBIETTIVO" 3/2018, pp 183-195, DOI: 10.3280/PSOB2018-003018