Dissociative Behavior

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-17-2003
Dissociative Behavior
Tue, 06-24-2003 - 9:20am
Well, I went to therapy and I asked about the feeling of detachment. Some of you on the board hit the nail on the head: Dissociative behavior. My therapist told me about the defense mechanism and how it shows itself in children. I was amazed because what she said was exactly what I did as a child to "zone out" and I do it now as an adult when I feel overwhelmed or traumatized. Now I can begin to work thru the feeling a little better.
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-14-2003
Wed, 06-25-2003 - 12:53am
I'm glad your session went so well, and that you were able to get a better understanding so quickly. That will help you move forward. I'm so happy for you! When is your next appt?

Love, Heidi


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