GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Psychology Applications of Psychology-Psychological Disorders: Conceptions of Mental Disorders Study Material (Page 15 of 24)

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Hysteria: Symptoms and Causes of Dissociative Hysteria

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Symptoms of Dissociative Hysteria

  • Dreamlike state due to intensity of fantasy
  • Amnesia: Loss of part or whole of past memories
  • Denial of Reality: Depersonalization and estrangement
  • Dissociative multiple personalities
  • Confusion
  • Delusions
  • Headaches

Causes of Dissociative Hysteria

  • Uncontrolled fantasies during childhood
  • Reactivation of primitive ego
  • Childlike manner of facing adult problems
  • Weak and disintegrated ego
  • No boundary between precociousnes…

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Hysteria: Treatment of Dissociative Hysteria, Similarities between Conversion and Dissociative Hysteria and Difference between Conversion and Dissociative Hysteria

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Treatment of Dissociative Hysteria

  • Adequate life adjustment
  • Cured by learning
  • Suggestions to permanently eliminate symptoms
  • Free association
  • Use of drugs
  • Hypnosis: Refer hypnosis

Similarities between Conversion and Dissociative Hysteria

  • Both protect the patients from conflict
  • Both can be caused by repression
  • Both have defense mechanism
  • Both have infantile behavior

Difference between Conversion and Dissociative Hysteria

Dissociative …

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