Dissociation

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CAMILLE PISSARRO: “Le Boulevard Montmartre, effet de nuit (The Boulevard Montmartre at Night)”, 1897 – Oil on canvas, 53.3 x 64.8 cm – London, National Gallery –
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From Coping with Trauma Related Dissociation:
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People with dissociative disorder often have related problems of time distortions.
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They experience time passing by much too slow or fast; perhaps more time has passed than they thought, or an hour seems like an entire day.
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Some parts of the personality are often quite confused about where they are in space and time, believing they are still in the past.
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When people with a dissociative disorder are alienated from their body, they may be insensitive to physical pain or lack sensation in parts of their body.
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Some people report that they do not always properly register heat and cold, cannot feel whether they are hungry or tired, or feel numb in their body.
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Again, it is typically the case other parts of the self do feel the physical pain, the hunger, or other bodily sensations.
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There are many different symptoms of depersonalization, but in every case it seems to be a way of avoidance or attempting to regulate overwhelming feelings or experiences.
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Depersonalization symptoms may be temporary or chronic.”
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