5 Things I Wish My Loved Ones Knew About Dissociation

Oct 6, 2020
By Allie Cotterman

Have you ever been driving and suddenly realized you didn’t remember the last ten minutes of your drive? Have you ever been in a conversation and recognize you haven’t heard a word the other person just said? Ever daydreamed through a lecture at school? Almost everyone has had their “autopilot” activated at some point in their life. It is a regular function of the human brain to be able to detach from reality and cling to something reassuring to avoid anxieties.

Dissociation may be a normal phenomenon, but like everything in life, all in moderation.

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