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Dissociative disorders among psychiatric patients

Comparison with a nonclinical sample

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 April 2020

Tapio Lipsanen
Mental Health Clinic of Harjavalta, Harjavalta, Finland
Jyrki Korkeila*
Department of Psychiatry, University of Turku Central hospital, Kunnallissairaalantie 20, Turku20700, Finland
Päivi Peltola
Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Turku, Finland
Johanna Järvinen
Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Turku, Finland
Katja Langen
Department of Psychiatry, Turku University Central Hospital, Finland
Hannu Lauerma
Mental Hospital for Prisoners, Turku, Finland
*Corresponding author. Bryggmaninkatu 1 C 5, 20740 Turku, Finland. E-mail (J. Korkeila).
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The aim was to determine the rate of dissociative disorders among psychiatric in- (n = 34) and out-patients (n = 37) and to compare the rate to that of nonclinical subjects (n = 297). Dissociative disorders (17% of patients) could be grouped according to the severity of the symptoms and their relation to affective disorders.

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