Memory loss/amnesia can be one of the manifestations of dissociation; memory loss can be partial or complete and is caused by an unconscious drive to avoid emotional stress.
Changes in personality can be a manifestation of dissociation; this is driven by an unconscious drive to avoid emotional pain.
Dissociation is an unconscious process driven by the drive to avoid pain and emotional stress.
Dissociation is an immature ego defense mechanism that is common after physical or sexual abuse.
Dissociation is a type of immature defense mchanism; Other important immature defense mechanisms are projection, displacement, splitting, rationalization, acting out, passive-aggressiveness, and denial. Immature psychological defense mechanisms are psychological processes that play an important role in suppressing emotional awareness and increase the risk of various medical conditions. These patients are more likely to lead unhealthy lifestyles and use food and drugs to cope with external stressors.
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