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Who is at greatest risk of developing dissociative amnesia?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

A person who has experienced sexual or physical abuse in childhood is at high risk of developing dissociative disorders. Commonly occurring in the teen and young adult years, dissociative amnesia becomes the coping mechanism to deal with the trauma. Sometimes those who have experienced war, invasive medical treatments, or natural disasters may experience dissociative disorders as well.

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