Dissociation and Hypnosis: From Theory to Practice

Journal title IPNOSI
Author/s Giuseppe De Benedittis
Publishing Year 2024 Issue 2023/2
Language Italian Pages 27 P. 5-31 File size 392 KB
DOI 10.3280/IPN2023-002001
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Dissociation is defined as «the fragmentation and / or discontinuity of the normal integration of consciousness, with particular reference to memories, identity, emotions, perceptions, somatic representations, motor control and behavior» (DSM-5, 2013). Historically, the concept of dissociation was first introduced at the end of the 19th century by Pierre Janet (désagrégation), who defined it as the «failure to integrate experiences (perceptions, memories, thoughts, emotions) that are normally associated with each other into the stream of consciousness». Neuroscience research has interpreted its mecha-nisms as an expression of a cortico-limbic disconnection.

Keywords: dissociation, hypnosis, phenomenology, neural mechanism.

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Giuseppe De Benedittis, Dissociazione e ipnosi: dalla teoria alla pratica clinica in "IPNOSI" 2/2023, pp 5-31, DOI: 10.3280/IPN2023-002001