How to stop yourself from dissociating

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this is what dissociation looks like (i dissociated on camera)

Dissociative disorders

A whirlpool sucked me under and spat me out at the back end of a riptide. I am here but I am also on the shore, and I need to get back there. I cannot ask for help. Sometimes it goes backward. Sometimes my mind is in a different place than my body. I read somewhere that flies perceive time differently than humans. What we think of as lightning fast reflexes with a fly swatter is like bullets in the Matrix to Neo as far as the flies are concerned.

According to Ross and Halpern , there are several definitions of dissociation. Dissociation occurs when someone disconnects from some part of himself or herself or the environment. A normal and common phenomenon, dissociation can happen in mild forms even when there is not imminent danger or stress. Dissociation is something we all do, and it is a vital part of our ingrained survival system. It is a part of the system that helps us to cope with stressful situations , which may otherwise feel overwhelming Steinberg and Schnall,

Back to Health A to Z. Dissociative disorders are a range of conditions that can cause physical and psychological problems. Some dissociative disorders are very shortlived, perhaps following a traumatic life event, and resolve on their own over a matter of weeks or months. Others can last much longer. Periods of dissociation can last for a relatively short time hours or days or for much longer weeks or months. Dissociative disorders of movement or sensation include convulsions seizures , paralysis and loss of sensation. There does not appear to be a physical cause, but it seems to be the result of a communication problem within the brain.

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My penultimate therapist said I was dissociating when this happened and I think I do it a lot. Like a lot A lot. Some of mine are like I feel like I'm looking up from the bottom of a well and I'm not fully in control of what I do and say. Sometimes it's like my brain has been wiped clean and I can't think a single thought. I can't say anything cause my brain won't generate a word for me to say, I'm just numb and paralysed.

Do you dissociate? Is that a problem? It depends. Like gluten or ozone, dissociation is one of those things everyone has heard of, but few can really define. Dissociation is detachment, whether from your body, your emotions, or your surroundings. In short, dissociation is the opposite of being present in the here and now. Everybody dissociates at least sometimes.

When Sharon R. According to NAMI, dissociation most often develops as a way for people to deal with trauma. This was true for Sharon, who was sexually abused when she was eight and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD in her 20s. So why, exactly, does it happen in the first place, and is there any way to stop it from happening? Well, dissociation is a step beyond that, says trauma therapist Colette Lord , PhD. Researchers have explained this from an evolutionary perspective.


  1. Raluka-Raluca says:

    Symptoms of a dissociative disorder

  2. Lesssytriolen1950 says:

    What’s happening in someone’s brain when they dissociate?

  3. Farisa M. says:

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