Link to Article by Kyle MacDonald about Disassociation

Kyle MacDonald

Disassociation – What Is It and What Treatments Are Available

18:00 – 29 Jul 14

Dissociation is a psychological process whereby someone disconnects from reality, their thoughts and feelings, or loses memories and their sense of identity. It is a coping mechanism from the mind, to protect a person from a traumatic event and allow them to “switch off” and distance themselves from a situation they cannot handle and observe it rather than being part of it.

Disassociation is common in people with Borderline Personality Disorder, who report watching events unfold as though it was a TV programme, or find that they have “lost” whole chunks of time and have no memory of what they did then.