Dissociative states

Though uncommon, dissociative states have been reported in eating disorder cases. Source. They include:
  • Dissociative Amnesia, which is characterized by an inability to recall important personal information, usually of a traumatic or stressful nature, more extensive then typical forgetfulness.
  • Depersonalization, characterized by a persistent or recurrent feeling of being detached from one's mental processes or body accompanied by intact reality testing. Individuals often present with other symptoms such as anxiety, panic, or depression. Episodes can vary from brief duration (seconds) to persistent period of years. Depersonalization frequently occurs in the midst of panic attacks but is a symptom of the panic/anxiety, not a separate condition. "A transient experience of depersonalization develops in nearly one-third of individuals exposed to life-threatening danger and in close to 40% of patients hospitalized for mental disorders." Source: DSM

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