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littleghost
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I posted this under "secondary disorders" since it is a result of PTSD.

Does anyone else have trouble with dissociation? I get it the worst when I'm in therapy and we reach a topic I don't want to approach. I can be talking, and then get kinda tired, and then realize that I have no idea what the subject of the conversation was and can't remember the last 10 minutes or whatever that we talked about. At least since it happens most with my therapist, she understands. It can also happen when i'm out in a place that overwhelms me, someplace big and crowded usually. Sometimes I can find myself looking at every single item on a store shelf, stuff I totally don't need, but I feel compelled to keep my attention on it. After a while I realize I'm stuck in dissociative mode and try to get out. I usually call my husband. He grounds me.

I think I also purposely dissociate sometimes when I don't want to deal with life. I'll mindlessly watch TV or read mediocre books, or play this puzzle game that's really repetitive. It's like I put my brain on cruise control and it goes on without me. I just finished reading a book a few days ago. I remember the name of the heroine because it's #15 in a series, but the particulars of this book are totally fuzzy. I have only a general idea of what happened. I know I waste a lot of time doing these things that I barely remember doing, but can't seem to stop myself.

Does anybody else have this issue, either voluntary or involuntary?
 

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littleghost
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really? I'm all alone in this one?
 

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ive read that extreme panic is often the cause of dissociation my sleep disorder specialist has me with dissociation and hallucinations..
 
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