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IN CONTEXT

APPROACH

Neurological science

BEFORE

1878 Jean-Martin Charcot in Diseases of the Nervous System describes the symptoms of hysteria, then considered to be a distinct, biological illness.

AFTER

1895 Sigmund Freud suggests that dissociation is one of the mind’s defense mechanisms.

1900s American neurologist Morton Prince suggests that there is a spectrum of dissociative disorders.

1913 French naturalist J.P.F. Deleuze describes dissociation as being like the formation of two distinct people—one of them fully awake, and the other in a trancelike state.

1977 Ernest R. Hilgard’s Divided Consciousness discusses the splitting up of consciousness by hypnosis. ...

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