This book draws together and integrates the most recent scientific and conceptual foundations of dissociation and the dissociative disorders field. Dissociation and the Dissociative Disorders (1) reports the most recent scientific findings and conceptualizations about dissociation, (2) defines and establishes the boundaries of current knowledge in the dissociative disorders field, (3) identifies and carefully articulates the field’s current points of confusion, gaps in knowledge, and conjectures, (4) clarifies the different aspects and implications of dissociation, and (5) sets forth a research agenda for the next decade.
Foreword. Dell, O'Neil, Introduction. Part I. Dissociation: An Overview. van der Hart, Dorahy, History of the Concept of Dissociation. Braude, Philosophical Concept of Dissociation. Part II. Development: Psychology and Neurobiology. Carlson, Yatesm, Sroufe, Dissociation and Development of the Self. Liotti, Dissociation and Attachment. Silberg, Dissociation in Childhood and Adolescence. Dutra, Bianchi, Lyons-Ruth, Siegel, The Relational Context of Dissociative Phenomena. Barlow, Freyd, Adaptive Dissociation: Information Processing and Response to Betrayal. Schore, Origins of Pathological Dissociation: Attachment Trauma and the Developing Right Brain. Part III. Normal and Exceptional Dissociation. Dalenberg, Normal Dissociation. Steel, Dorahy, van der Hart, Nijenhuis, Dissociation Versus Alterations in Consciousness. Cardeña, Possession/Trance Phenomena. Part IV. Acute Dissociation. Bryant, Pathology of Peritraumatic Dissociation. Moskowitz, Evans, Peritraumatic Dissociation and Amnesia in Violent Offenders. Beere, Perceptual Theory of Dissociation. Part V. Chronic Dissociation. Dell, The Phenomenology of Chronic Pathological Dissociation. van der Hart, Nijenhuis, Trauma-related Structural Dissociation of the Personality. Nijenhuis, Somatoform Dissociation. Beere, Dissociative Disorders and the Self-system. O'Neil, Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Dissociation. Part VI. Neurobiology of Dissociation. Bremmer, Neurobiology, Trauma, and Dissociation. Nijenhuis and den Boer, Psychobiology of Traumatization and Structural Dissociation of the Personality. Simeon, Neurobiology of Depersonalization Disorder. Pain, Bluhm, Lanius, Neuroimaging Perspectives on Dissociation in Patients with Chronic PTSD. Part VII. The DSM-IV Dissociative Disorders. Dell, The Long Struggle to Diagnose Multiple Personality Disorder I. Dell, The Long struggle to Diagnose Multiple Personality Disorder II: Partial Forms. Ross, Dissociative Amnesia and Dissociative Fugue. Simeon, Depersonalization Disorder. Part VIII. Dissociation in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Waelde, Carlson, Dissociation in PTSD. Ginzburg, Butler, Koopman, Dissociative Reactions in PTSD. Ford, Dissociation in Complex PTSD or Disorders of Extreme Stress.Part IX. Dissociation in Borderline Personality Disorder and Substance Dependence. Zanarini, Jager-Hyman, Dissociation in Borderline Personality Disorder. Howell, Blizard, Chronic Relational Trauma and Borderline Personality Disorder. Somer, Dissociation in Opioid Dependence. Part X. Dissociation and Psychosis. Moskowitz, Read, Farrelly, Rudegeair, Williams, Positive Psychotic Symptoms: Traumatic in Origin and Dissociative in Nature. Sar, Öztürk, Psychotic Presentations of Dissociative Identity Disorder. Nurcombe, Scott, Jessop, Dissociative Hallucinosis. Ross, Dissociative Schizophrenia. Part XI. Assessment and Measurement of Dissociation. Frankel, Clinical and Forensic Assessment of Dissociation. Brown, Forensic Trauma Assessment and Detecting Malingering. Part XII. Treatment of Dissociation. Kluft, A Clinician’s Understanding of Dissociation. Gold, Treatment of Dissociative Disorders. Bromberg, The Relational Mind and Dissociation. Stern, Dissociation and Unformulated Experience. Part XIII. Toward a Clarified Understanding of Dissociation. Dell, Toward a Comprehensive Account of Dissociation. Sar, Simeon, Dell, A Research Agenda for the Dissociative Disorders Field.