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Dissasociation

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?

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Forgetfulness is a daily challenge of mine, I put my phone down somewhere and forget where I put it seconds later. Forget appointments for that day.

Dissociative Amnesia is a part of extreme cases of borderline personality disorder and it's for-real. #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #MentalHealth #Anxiety #PTSD #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #Depression

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Web app for dissociation

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!

#Dissociation #DID #Dissociative #DissociativeIdentityDisorder #dpdr #DissociativeEpisode #DissociativeDisorder #DissociativeFugue #dissociativeamnesia

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What is dissociative amnesia classified as?

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

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