Question: Can you dissociate for years?

Dissociation is a way the mind copes with too much stress. Periods of dissociation can last for a relatively short time (hours or days) or for much longer (weeks or months). It can sometimes last for years, but usually if a person has other dissociative disorders.Dissociation is a way the mind copes with too much stress. Periods of dissociation can last for a relatively short time (hours or days) or for much longer (weeks or months). It can sometimes last for years, but usually if a person has other dissociative disorders

Can you be dissociated all the time?

If you dissociate for a long time, especially when you are young, you may develop a dissociative disorder. Instead of dissociation being something you experience for a short time it becomes a far more common experience, and is often the main way you deal with stressful experiences.

Will my dissociation ever go away?

Dissociation may persist because it is a way of not having negative feelings in the moment, but it is never a cure. Too much dissociating can slow or prevent recovery from the impact of trauma or PTSD. Dissociation can become a problem in itself.

How do you stop long term dissociation?

Some preventative steps that you can take to manage dissociation related to anxiety include the following:Get enough sleep each night.Get regular exercise every day.Practice grounding techniques as noted in the treatment section above.Prevent anxiety from becoming overwhelming.Reduce daily stress and triggers.11 Aug 2019

What happens if dissociation is left untreated?

Without treatment, possible complications for a person with a dissociative disorder may include: Life difficulties such as broken relationships and job loss. Sleep problems such as insomnia. Sexual problems.

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