Directed forgetting between, but not within, dissociative personality states.

  title={Directed forgetting between, but not within, dissociative personality states.},
  author={Bernet M. Elzinga and R. Hans Phaf and Angelique M Ardon and Richard van Dyck},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  volume={112 2},
To investigate amnesia between identities in dissociative identity disorder (DID), the authors assessed explicit and implicit memory performance on a directed-forgetting task in 12 DID patients who switched from one state to an "amnesic" state between presentation and memory testing. DID patients were instructed either to remember or to forget neutral and emotional words. Besides an overall decrease in explicit memory, patients demonstrated selective forgetting of to-be-forgotten, but not of to… CONTINUE READING
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