introduction to dissociation

several posts from Psychcentral describing dissociation as a spectrum from: a normal everyday response (e.g. “highway hypnosis);  a useful tool for acute stress;  a useful tool for severe chronic stress/trauma;   and a tool that was previously useful but now is difficult to control.

 

https://blogs.psychcentral.com/organizations/2014/11/the-line-between-spacing-out-and-dissociation-is-only-degree-and-distance/

https://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/07/25/the-psyches-way-out-of-pain-dissociation/

https://psychcentral.com/library/dissociation_intro.htm

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