Dissociation is natural-- we all do it. It ranges from day-dreaming and being, "in the zone" to acute stress/crisis response, to Dissociative Identity Disorder. Obviously a little is OK, but more and more can be problematic for living a healthy life; give yourself permission to dissociate sometimes, but try to lessen it-- BE PRESENT!
As many as one quarter of all people experience #anxiety to an unhealthy extent, and older people can be at particular risk. Learn more about the warning signs and how to help here: http://www.good-sam.com/index.php/resources/seniorTopics/read/depress
world war 1 - Specific Symptoms of Acute Stress Disorder: A subjective sense of numbing, detachment, or absence of emotional responsiveness A reduction in awareness of his or her surroundings (e.g., “being in a daze”) Derealization Depersonalization Dissociative amnesia (i.e., inability to recall an important aspect of the trauma)
Why Do Some People Get PTSD and Others Don’t? By Sara Staggs, LICSW, MPH, Trauma is complicated. Not everyone who experiences a traumatic event has post-traumatic stress symptoms and many people who have symptoms see a natural decrease in those symptoms while others wind up with post-traumatic stress disorder.