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Can a person develop a dissociation disorder by memories of trauma?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Dissociative disorders are often preceded by severe sustained trauma.

In brief: Yes
Dissociative disorders are often preceded by severe sustained trauma.
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Dr. Kathryn Seifert
often the trauma occurred at a young age, as well.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Memories of severe trauma can cause a secondary dissociation with further splitting of the ego.
However, there has to be an original dissociation, usually prior to age 5, and definitely no later than age 16, that establishes the initial dissociative personality structure upon which further dissociation is based.

In brief: Yes
Memories of severe trauma can cause a secondary dissociation with further splitting of the ego.
However, there has to be an original dissociation, usually prior to age 5, and definitely no later than age 16, that establishes the initial dissociative personality structure upon which further dissociation is based.
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