If you are suffering from PTSD, you may be experiencing disassociation. You can read Dr. Franco’s article on Dissociation and Development of Identity on PsychCentral by clicking here.
What is disassociation?
Disassociation is a disruption to these areas of your functioning:
- awareness of your surroundings
What are the main symptoms of disassociation?
If you are suffering from disassociation, you may also experience compartmentalization, another form of escape from trauma, or depersonalization, a feeling of being detached from your own life.
You may also experience disruptions to your memory or sense of identity. These are coping mechanisms that your body develops to protect you.
What is the treatment for disassociation?
A therapist treating you for disassociation will help you strengthen your sense of self. You may require long-term therapy to create a sense of stability and strength that facilitates healing.