<b>me:</b> *stares at door for six minutes before opening it*<p/><b>me:</b> <p/><b>me:</b> <p/><b>me:</b> <p/><b>me:</b> I'm doing so well right now, no way anyone can tell I'm dissociating<p/></p>
“Dissociation does not mean that you are defective, damaged, insane, stupid, or worthless. In fact, you are among the most gifted people in the world because it takes intelligence, creativity, and imagination to learn how to dissociate. Congratulate yourself on your ability to survive overwhelming trauma.” - Dr. Bill Tollefson
- characterized by an involuntary escape from reality characterized by a disconnection between thoughts, identity, consciousness and memory.
Its estimated that 2% of people experience dissociative disorders, with women being more likely than men to be diagnosed.
Treatment for dissociative disorders often involves psychotherapy and medication. Though finding an effective treatment plan can be difficult, many people are able to live healthy and productive lives.
• Significant memory loss of specific times, people and events
•Out-of-body experiences, such as feeling as though you are watching a movie of yourself
• Mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and thoughts of suicide
•A sense of detachment from your emotions, or emotional numbness
Sometimes, i feel like i'm being possessed. As if i'm a prisoner in my own mind, screaming and yelling, trapped behind bars and unable to control my actions; being forced to watch the awful things that my possessors do...does anyone else feel like this??
Sometimes I go places and I have a really good day and then my mum will say “tell me everything about it” and it makes me sad because I dont remember. I know the feeling, not what actually happened agh