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boxcastle
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   Posted 2/4/2008 5:27 AM (GMT -7)   
can anybody please explain "dissociation" to me? when used in a mental health context?

Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/4/2008 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
For me it means I am not really with me or my mind at the time ..I dissociate from everything and anything around me .......if I am traumitized or want to escape from emotional pain

Basically I kinda like blank out so to speak and do not get into doing anything but thats me I am sure others have their input as well Boxcastle .......
 

Here is another way to think of it

These defense mechanisms, which include dissociation and depersonalization , help to alleviate some of our emotional pain. Unfortunately, they also may block us from learning new ways of seeing the situation, causing us to re-experience the symptoms of the initial trauma when stressful events trigger us in the present.

Take care......LYN

 


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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 2/4/2008 6:49:33 AM (GMT-7)


Panike
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   Posted 2/4/2008 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi BCastle how are you coming along i'm assuming you got my last post! let me know where you are with this darn mental thing.I dont know anything about dissociation.Sounds fancy though!(smile) We leave those questions for the smart people like Lyn.Her or Kitt!(smile)Where did you pick that word up from?

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   Posted 2/4/2008 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey hun it is a definite part of anxiety and panic
'Dissociation and depersonalization...........Many many ppl go thru it at one time or another.........
Check it out on web or resources
It is a way to cope with pain and frustartion or basically a way not to have to COPE ............

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Aussieangel
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   Posted 2/5/2008 3:17 AM (GMT -7)   
For me it's a very scary feeling. I feel like I'm not real anymore and reality fades around me, I'm scared that I'm going crazy. I had one episode when I thought I was really dead and was in limbo and noone around me was real.
 
My  therapist said to me today to try and give it a nice name as when I think of it as disrealment I associate it with being sick and ending up in hospital.
I'm tossing around words to call it so it feels less threatening.
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