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  1. U

    What Are Dissociations?

    Hi, I am in college and am currently taking a class on anthropology of public health, and it's made me start to question whether I have PTSD. I was severely emotionally bullied from ages 9-18, and now that I'm 20 and have been able to distance myself from the people who were hurting me, I am...
  2. Lolla

    Hello everyone!

    Hi there! I'm new to the forum so I guess I should introduce myself. I'm a 22 year old girl and I've been suffering with mental illness for as long as I can remember, before I could even actually define it. I just always felt detached and different from everyone else. Through years, I've...
  3. D

    How does everyone here cope with dissociation?

    Just for a bit of background: I was diagnosed with Schizoaffective disorder back in 2010 but I didn't show signs of the illness until later in life so I remember what it's like to not have any symptoms. I find one of the most frustrating aspects of the illness is the issues of dissociation...
  4. D

    Anxiety and Dissociation

    I've been dealing with my anxiety on and off for five years. But beyond racing thoughts, the worst part... which only comes about once or twice a week, when I don't have every moment planned out/productive/ with others... is when I dissociate from the world around me. I don't have much of a...
  5. L

    Quick question about prn's

    So I take Quetipine as a mood stabiliser but it is also meant to be used as a prn which is good because it sends me to sleep lol. Anyway, a week today I have a anniversary which I know will be distressing and think I need something as a back up in case it gets too bad. A bit of background, when...
  6. Fluffymum

    Can I ask to be admitted will they listen?

    I have dissociative identity disorder and emotionally unstable personality disorder, I am having suicidal thoughts and have planned my death and written letters. I am hearing the voices of my other personalities and feel I am going to dissociate and something bad may happen. I am seeing the...
  7. R

    Not sure what to do

    doctors decided to change my meds but had to go down to nothing before changing. Not been med free for over 2 years and feeling so disorientated. I suffer from flashbacks and dissociation but right now i can't feel anything. I'm totally apart from myself most of my time and it's like I'm a...
  8. I'm Kate

    panic - terrified I will dissociate

    Am leaving the house shortly as I'm counting votes in the European elections. Having to count voting slips and then into bundles of 25. Really worried I'll dissociate with the party reps around me who always challenge any counting assistant if they think counting is inaccurate. Don't want to...
  9. M

    Did you grow up with mentally ill parents?

    Im just wondering how many of us on the forums grew up with mentally ill parents and how it affected us all. My biological father is schizophrenic. He has never been treated medically and throughout my childhood he had very violent and very awful delusions that he would act out with me. They...
  10. pentagram

    induced dissociation

    I am getting a strange feeling that I am getting how I dissociate the wrong way around. I thought that I was dissociating to escape the torture I was receiving, but now after doing some research into brainwashing and mind control techniques I find that the therapists maybe wanted me to...
  11. L

    'Real' or 'pseudo' hallucinations?

    Did you realise that psychiatrists are taught about 'real' 'and pseudo'hallucinations? I'm not sure how this is ascertained. Hallucina-o-meter?! What's your views on this? I know for example that people who are labelled as BPD would be viewed as having 'pseudo' hallucinations but what happens...