Development, Reliability, and Validity of a Dissociation Scale

  title={Development, Reliability, and Validity of a Dissociation Scale},
  author={E. Bernstein},
  journal={The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease},
  • E. Bernstein
  • Published 1986
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Dissociation is a lack of the normal integration of thoughts, feelings, and experiences into the stream of consciousness and memory. Dissociation occurs to some degree in normal individuals and is thought to be more prevalent in persons with major mental illnesses. The Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES) has been developed to offer a means of reliably measuring dissociation in normal and clinical populations. Scale items were developed using clinical data and interviews, scales involving… Expand

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