There are four dissociative disorders: Dissociative Amnesia, Dissociative Fugue, Depersonalization Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder. Such disturbances are characterized by profound alterations of consciousness and memory. A person's sense of identity and his/her perception of reality are impaired.
Place a professional website which describes dissociative disorders to help you in developing your reply to this description (like www.apa.org, www.counseling.org, www.mayoclinic.com and www.nami.org). Compare and contrast two of the dissociative disorders. In your own words, how would you cope up with the loss of memory or identity? What insights does the source you located give?