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Dissociation Caused by Triggers?

Postby DaturaInnoxia » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:15 pm

So a while back, someone here said EMDR can sometimes be contraindicated in people with cPTSD because they experience a lot of dissociation.

I've been asking around, and now I have some extra questions.

I was told elsewhere the reason why it increases dissociation is because people with severe trauma already have a very narrow therapeutic window (between hyperawarenes and hypoawareness/dissociative states) - and the EMDR process would have to be very closely monitored or else the "window" gets even narrower for the individual to the point of extremes
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Please correct me if I'm understanding that wrong.

Also, if anyone here experienced the whole narrowing thing leading to a drastic increase in dissociation from anything, how long did it take for you to return to your baseline?

And what did you find helped?

I took the following from another post in this subforum

"... emotional fragments, but they wouldn't be developed to the point where they would have their own thoughts and opinions."

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What would these emotional fragments do then?

Lastly, if anyone is comfortable with it, what types of psychosis do you experience from your PTSD or cPTSD?
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Re: Dissociation Caused by Triggers?

Postby Manners73 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:44 pm

I don't know how the emdr is going to affect me. Yesterday my the psychologist did a dissociative personality test on me and it came back that I do have symptoms. She told me that because of this I will need to have a lot of work done before I have the emdr so that's all I know.
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Re: Dissociation Caused by Triggers?

Postby DaturaInnoxia » Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:16 pm

That's awesome that she knows about that.

It's been new info for me, and even though I never suggest people to work on their actual trauma, I have mentioned it as a way of coping with triggers.
I hope I haven't ###$ anyone up (including myself)

If you guys ever discuss psychosis in dissociation and cPTSD or if you find things that help and you ever feel like posting it, I'd value it.
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Re: Dissociation Caused by Triggers?

Postby Manners73 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:50 pm

Yeah I reckon she knows her stuff.

She said that because it sounds like I've got different personalities and that some are protectors then the emdr may have to be postponed for a while because one of these protectors will stop me from remembering the trauma. It's complex stuff when you think about it.
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Re: Dissociation Caused by Triggers?

Postby DaturaInnoxia » Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:27 pm

It is extremely complex stuff.
So then I wonder if she thinks you have DID

Do you recognize your different personalities?
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Re: Dissociation Caused by Triggers?

Postby Manners73 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:23 pm

She hasn't said its DID. She calls them different parts.

She's talking about getting to know them so that'll be interesting.

I kind of do recognise them but only when I realise that one of them has done something or behaved in a certain way and I just have absolutely no connection to the event. I can remember it but its as if someone else has done it and I can't imagine being like that.

It's like someone might tell me about myself and I'll deny being like that because at the time I'm not that person and the person who they're talking about is completely separate.
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Re: Dissociation Caused by Triggers?

Postby DaturaInnoxia » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:56 am

Thank you for the reply
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