Somatoform Dissociation: Phenomena, Measurement, and Theoretical Issues

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The first comprehensive theory of somatoform dissociation.
Expanding the definition of dissociation in psychiatry, Nijenhuis presents a summary of the somatoform components of dissociation-how sensory and motor functions are affected by dissociative disorders. Founded in the current view of mind-body integration, this book is essential reading for all mental health professionals engaged in the diagnosis, ...

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Overview

The first comprehensive theory of somatoform dissociation.
Expanding the definition of dissociation in psychiatry, Nijenhuis presents a summary of the somatoform components of dissociation-how sensory and motor functions are affected by dissociative disorders. Founded in the current view of mind-body integration, this book is essential reading for all mental health professionals engaged in the diagnosis, treatment, and study of dissociative disorders, PTSD, and other trauma-related psychiatric disorders.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393704600
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ellert R. S. Nijenhuis, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, and researcher. He is affiliated with Mental Health Care Drenthe, The Netherlands and collaborates with various Universities. He is a former director of the Executive Council of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD).

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Table of Contents

I Introduction 1
Pt. I The somatoform dissociation questionnaire 9
II Somatoform dissociative phenomena : a Janetian perspective 11
III The development and psychometric characteristics of the somatoform dissociation questionnaire (SDQ-20) 26
IV The development of the somatoform dissociation questionnaire (SDQ-5) as a screening instrument for dissociative disorders 41
V Psychometric characteristics of the somatoform dissociation questionnaire : a replication study 54
VI Somatoform dissociation discriminates among diagnostic categories over and above general psychopathology 66
VII Dissociative disorders and somatoform dissociation : effects of indoctrination? : a correspondence in the British Journal of Psychiatry 82
Pt. II Trauma, somatoform dissociation, and defense 87
VIII Degree of somatoform and psychological dissociation in dissociative disorder is correlated with reported trauma 89
IX Animal defensive reactions as a model for trauma-induced dissociative reactions 108
X Somatoform dissociative symptoms as related to animal defensive reactions to predatory imminence and injury 125
XI Evidence for associations among somatoform dissociation, psychological dissociation, and reported trauma in chronic pelvic pain patients 146
XII Peritraumatic somatoform and psychological dissociation in relation to recall of childhood sexual abuse 161
XIII The psychometric characteristics of the traumatic experiences checklist (TEC) : first findings among psychiatric outpatients 179
XIV Summary, discussion, and future directions 195
App. 1 Somatoform dissociation questionnaire (SDQ-20) 216
App. 2 Somatoform dissociation questionnaire (SDQ-5) 220
App. 3 Traumatic experiences checklist (TEC) 223
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