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1 MRC/UCT Human genes Research Unit, university of Cape Town medical School, Observatory, 7925, south Africa. Js


You are watching: Dissociative disorders are characterized by the occurrence of manic or hypomanic episodes.

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1 MRC/UCT Human genes Research Unit, university of Cape Town clinical School, Observatory, 7925, south Africa. Js

Objective: To inspection the overlap in between dissociative and bipolar disorders with recommendation to their neurophysiological foundations.

Background: situation reports that anomalous lateralization and also shifts in handedness connected with both affective and also dissociative problems have intermittently surfaced in the literature. The two disorders are, however, usually considered to be distinct psychopathological entities.

Method: A situation of co-occurring bipolar disorder and dissociative identification disorder (DID) is presented.

Results: The "switch" in personality synchronized with manic or hypomanic symptoms and also was connected with a change in handedness.

Conclusions: A parallel between the "personality" shifts that characterize DID and also the mood fluctuations that underlie bipolar disorder is drawn, suggesting some nosological overlap in between the 2 disorders. The opportunity that these two psychiatric conditions share a similar neurophysiological design is additionally raised.


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