Dissociation and violence: a review of the literature.

  title={Dissociation and violence: a review of the literature.},
  author={Andrew K Moskowitz},
  journal={Trauma, violence & abuse},
  volume={5 1},
Violent acts are sometimes committed by people who do not normally appear violent or aggressive. This simple observation and others have led some to speculate about a relationship between dissociation and violence. However, no systematic review of the literature has so far been published. To address this gap, studies assessing the prevalence of dissociation among violent individuals, and violence among highly dissociative persons, are reviewed. Possible links between dissociation and violent… CONTINUE READING
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