A psychiatrist would later testify at the fitness hearing that it was most likely a “dissociative episode.”
Among her specialties is helping patients with dissociative Identity Disorder.
Cody also invited actual sufferers of dissociative Identity Disorder and doctors who treat the disease in to speak to the staff.
1610s (implied in dissociated), from Latin dissociatus, past participle of dissociare "to separate from companionship, disunite, set at variance," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + sociare "to join," from socius "companion" (see social (adj.)). Attested from 1540s as a past participle adjective meaning "separated."