The Relationships Between Dissociation, Attention, and Memory Dysfunction

Ozdemir O., Ozdemir P., Boysan M., Yilmaz E.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, vol.52, no.1, pp.36-41, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Introduction: Dissociation is a disruption in the integrated functions of consciousness, memory, identity, and perception. Dissociative symptoms include derealization/depersonalization, absorption, and amnesia. These experiences can cause a loss of control over mental processes, including memory and attention. In literature, there is a paucity of research concerning the relationships between dissociation and memory performance. In this study, our aim was to investigate the relationships between dissociative experiences, attention, and memory performance in a non-clinical community sample.