Development, reliability, and validity of a dissociation scale.

  title={Development, reliability, and validity of a dissociation scale.},
  author={E. M. Bernstein and Frank Putnam},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  volume={174 12},
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… CONTINUE READING
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