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Hi, my name is thelionofjudahdidsys. I've been diagnosed with #AutismSpectrumDisorder #Depression #PTSD #ADHD #Anxiety #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #DissociativeIdentityDisorder #dissociativeamnesia #Grief
How do you stop dissasociating? How do you all ground yourselves again? It's been over a week now and I'm still mostly feeling unreal.
I had, for the first time, an episode of dissasociative amnesia. My Dad said something to me, and I can't remember what it was, but I lost my cool, threw my purse down and ran to my room and cried. And I don't even know why, because I can't recall anything. I hate it, I've never blanked like that, and I've never lost control of my emotions like that either. I'm just feeling so...lost.
Any advice to anchor me?
Dissociative Amnesia is a part of extreme cases of borderline personality disorder and it's for-real. #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #MentalHealth #Anxiety #PTSD #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #Depression
Hi everyone! I am currently working on a web app designed with people experiencing dissociation in mind. I've noticed there aren't many resources for dissociation, and I want to help change that.
I want to make it as comprehensible as possible, since ideally someone experiencing dissociation wouldn't need to use multiple apps, but just this one on a daily basis. I am trying to gather as much feedback regarding this as possible, both from people with lived experience and from some experts.
Some features that will likely be included include a resources section, a trigger report feature, symptoms tracking, grounding exercises, a journal (that could be either a parts journal or a regular journal depending on the person's needs and preferences), among others.
Could you please share your thoughts and ideas on this with me? I would love to hear from more people what is actually needed and helpful! Thanks in advance!
Dissociative amnesia is one of a group of conditions called dissociative disorders. Dissociative disorders are mental illnesses in which there's a breakdown of mental functions that normally operate smoothly, such as memory, consciousness or awareness, and identity and/or perception.
Dissociative disorders are mental disorders that involve experiencing a disconnection and lack of continuity between thoughts, memories, surroundings, actions and identity. People with dissociative disorders escape reality in ways that are involuntary and unhealthy and cause problems with functioning in everyday life.
Dissociative disorders usually develop as a reaction to trauma and help keep difficult memories at bay. Symptoms — ranging from amnesia to alternate identities — depend in part on the type of dissociative disorder you have. Times of stress can temporarily worsen symptoms, making them more obvious.
Treatment for dissociative disorders may include talk therapy (psychotherapy) and medication. Although treating dissociative disorders can be difficult, many people learn new ways of coping and lead healthy, productive lives. #ADHD #Autism #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Anxiety #Depression #MentalHealth #Mania #Addiction
Does anyone want to hear how having undiagnosed temporal lobe epilepsy after a traumatic brain injury and having new traumatic experiences since have cured my dissociative amnesia that resulted from a month long coma?
Hi everyone! I hope this is suited for this group. I am currently on the very early stages of developing a web app for people experiencing dissociative symptoms in any form. I've noticed there aren't many resources for dissociation in this form, and I want to help change that.
The idea would be to make it as comprehensible as possible, since ideally someone experiencing dissociation wouldn't need to use multiple apps, but just this one. I am trying to gather as much feedback regarding this as possible, both from people with lived experience and from some experts.
Although it wouldn't be exclusively for DID, it would be meant to be suitable for someone with DID (for example, specifically for DID I am thinking about including features to keep a record of your parts and a journal feature that can be a parts journal if the user chooses that option).
Of course, grounding exercises, symptoms tracking, and so on, would also be included, even though this could be more general.
Could you please share your thoughts and ideas on this with me? I would love to hear from more people what is actually needed and helpful! Thanks in advance!#Dissociation #DID #Dissociative #DissociativeIdentityDisorder #dpdr #DissociativeEpisode #DissociativeDisorder #DissociativeFugue #dissociativeamnesia
I am currently working on a web app to help people living with dissociative symptoms. I am still on very early stages of this development, and I would love to hear from you what you feel that could be useful! What do you think you need the most that could be in the form of a website?
It is possible that, if it shows useful, a mobile app version will also be built later, but for now I don't have resources or enough knowledge on mobile development yet.
Thanks in advance for your inputs!
Recently, I’ve learned that I dissociate when I’m overly stressed or because of a traumatic situation. My psychiatrist and psychologist believe I’ve been doing this since childhood. I’ve done a lot of research trying to learn more about dissociation. It is basically a mental disconnect.
For many people, dissociation is a natural response to trauma that they can't control. It could be a response to a one-off traumatic event or ongoing trauma and abuse.
My dissociations are symptoms of my mental health problems: PTSD, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and others.
Some of the disturbances I experience are:
*Seeing objects change in shape, size or color
*Feeling detached from the world around me
*See the world as unreal (kind of like we are all in some sort of game)
*Feeling like I’m living in a dream; having trouble telling what is real and what is a dream.
This is called derealisation. I used to think that everyone experienced this; until recently, I have learned otherwise.
Other disturbances I experience are:
*Feeling as though I am watching myself in a movie or looking at myself from the outside. I feel as if I just observe my emotions.
*I often feel disconnected from parts of my body and sometimes feel as if I have left my body.
*Being unsure of the boundaries between myself and other people. This is called depersonalization.
It sounds scary because it is!! Again, I thought this happened to everyone too but I’m learning that it does not!
Dissociative amnesia has to be the scariest form of dissociation for me. I have gaps in my memory where I can't remember certain events or information; I write a lot down! I often forget how to do something that I’ve been able to do in the past, and discover items that I don't remember owning! I also lose time!! I lose minutes to hours and sometimes days; not knowing what happened during these lapses. It sounds a lot like dementia but it is very different.
My doctors are very concerned with this one! Neuropsychological testing is to be performed this month to find out more.
Understanding these dissociative disorders has been traumatizing in itself but knowing what I have has actually helped me learn how to cope with them. I use research, psychotherapy and Buddhism.
What I am bothered by the most is hurting others while I am dissociating. Learning how to stay grounded has helped me become more aware of when I start to lose myself so that I do not cause anymore pain to my loved ones.
I have become more aware of when I start to dissociate and have learned how to ground myself. I have learned the 5-4-3-2-1 technique and it has been helping. The idea is to focus my attention within the room or space I am in by using my senses. I begin by simply focusing on my breath, then when I am able, I acknowledge five things I can see, four things I can touch, three things I hear, two things I can smell, and one thing I can taste. This process can be repeated or altered as needed until I find that I am able to successfully return to myself and do what is needed to care for my body and safety.
Another technique I use is touching my finger tips to one another and count 4,3,2,1,1,2,3,4 and repeat as many times as needed.
I also wear a silicone ring that I flip over to keep me alert as to where I am. I feel more in the present when doing this technique. Using our 5 senses is what will usually bring us back to homeostasis.
My mental health disorders are scary but it’s just how and who I am. I learn something new every week about myself through psychotherapy, my husband, our kids, and our friends. I’ve asked them all to be honest with me about my actions and emotions when I am unaware. They help me stay grounded; which makes all the difference.
Having a team of supporters has also been super helpful. If you have dissociative disorders and want to talk I’m here to listen bc I know how scary it can feel.