From the Book: Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation:

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Felice Beato.
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“People with complex dissociative disorder were often confronted as children with situations that evoke extreme and overwhelming emotions.
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Generally younger children learn from their caregivers how to understand and regulate emotions.
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People with dissociative disorder often grew up in families in which it was not acceptable to show or discuss certain emotions.
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In some cases it was actually dangerous to express feelings, resulting in punishment, ridicule or complete disregard.
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Parents or caregivers of people with complex dissociative disorder typically had a problem with emotions themselves and were thus unable to teach children adaptive and healthy skills to deal with emotions.
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These children learn to avoid or disregard their own feelings.
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They also have difficulty reflecting, that is, accurate reading other people’s emotions and intentions in the present, generally assuming something negative rather than positive.”
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