Monday, May 22, 2006

Question

I was just wondering how command is it to dissociate in PTSD? If peroids of time are not fequent is this a command symptom? Is a hour "missing" consider a long period of time?

6 comments:

Fallen Angels said...

I don't know that an hour missing is a long period of time, I've lost years in the past and more recently, weeks at a time. But the day to day lost time is of the few minutes here, few minutes there (up to a couple hours) variety. I'm not sure that the amount or frequency of the lost time is the most important part...I think it's what is happening during the lost time that is the most important. (my opinion). If you are reading a book and suddenly realize it's an hour later than you thought...no big deal, that is completely normal. But if you suddenly realize you are out somewhere when the last you knew, you were at home on the computer, and you have purchases you don't remember making or are in a place you don't know etc...that is not normal. Okay...I hardly ever (never actually) do this, but you can email me at serafim69*at*msn*dot*com. Replace the *at* and *dot* with the appropriate characters.

Sera

Marj aka Thriver said...

I think some form of dissociation is quite common for PTSD sufferers. I found the book, "The Stranger In The Mirror: Dissociation--The Hidden Epidemic," interesting and helpful.

jumpinginpuddles said...

lol whats a day without losing time, i consider that normal i dont care what the world says ;)

amelia

Dreaming again said...

Anxiously awaiting hearing from you and your 2 appts today ... my kids are getting their computer time. Call me on my cell phone. Um ...worried. Please call.

trouble.

wolfbaby said...

I hope your ok,,, I wish I could help you but this is beyond me... Praying for you.

Wanda's Wings said...

Thanks every for the input I'll try to pick up the book and read. Thanks for the concerns, under stress right now but ok.