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Research Article, J Trauma Stress Disor Treat Vol: 2 Issue: 2

Preliminary Investigation of the Reliability and Validity of the German Version of the State Scale of Dissociation (SSD)

Mueller-Pfeiffer C1,2,3* and Wittmann L1,4
1University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland
2Psychiatric Services of the County of St. Gallen-North, Switzerland
3Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, USA
4International Psychoanalytic University (IPU), Berlin, Germany
Corresponding author : Christoph Mueller-Pfeiffer
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Zurich, Culmannstrasse 8, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
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Received: March 08, 2013 Accepted: April 12, 2013 Published: April 18, 2013
Citation: Mueller-Pfeiffer C, Wittmann L (2013) Preliminary Investigation of the Reliability and Validity of the German Version of the State Scale of Dissociation (SSD). J Trauma Stress Disor Treat 2:2. doi:10.4172/2324-8947.1000106

Abstract

Preliminary Investigation of the Reliability and Validity of the German Version of the State Scale of Dissociation (SSD)

According to a new definition proposed by Spiegel and colleagues for DSM-V, dissociation is a “disruption of and/or discontinuity in the normal, subjective integration of one or more aspects of psychological functioning, including - but not limited to - memory, identity, consciousness, perception, and motor control. In essence, aspects of psychobiological functioning that should be associated, coordinated, and/or linked are not… Dissociative symptoms are characterized by (a) unbidden and unpleasant intrusions into awareness and behavior, with accompanying losses of continuity in subjective experience: (i.e., ‘positive’ dissociative symptoms); and/or (b) an inability to access information or to control mental functions that normally are readily amenable to access or control: (i.e., ‘negative’ dissociative symptoms’)”.

 

Keywords: Dissociative disorders; State dissociation; Self-rating scale; Outpatients; Day care-patients; Validity; State scale of dissociation; Multidimensional inventory of dissociation

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