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Mr S

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I was diagnosed with PTSD back in December.

I thought it was just really bad anxiety at first. I couldn’t put my finger on one of the symptoms, though.

I explained the symptom to a co worker. I said "when I’m around lots of people, or when I have been put in a situation, when I feel threatened. I feel as though, I’m not in the room, like it’s all a dream. Non of it is real"?

my co worker then said that it could be dissociation.

I told my therapist and they told me that dissociation is a whole other mental health condition.

it means split personality.

Dissociative Identity Disorder.

however, my therapist said a symptom of PTSD is dissociation.

I’m really not coping at the moment. I’m certainly not fit for work. My life is a complete struggle at the moment. I’m close to the edge.
 
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Hi Mr. S I’m sorry to hear that you are having trouble coping at the moment. Is there anything we can do to help?
 
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I’m just venting. Apart from on here. I don’t discuss my problems. I’ll be alright, though.

thank you.
 
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Hi there @Mr S

I'm sorry you're struggling. Is your therapist teaching you coping skills?

Everyone on the planet dissociates.it's on a spectrum. It doesn't mean split personality or DID. And it is only considered a disorder if it impacts your life in negative,harmful ways.

And dissociation usually goes hand in hand with PTSD.

Here's some info


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