Oct. 18, 2022

It's about time we discuss dissociation in BPD and feeling f*cking crazy

Do you ever feel like you momentarily completely detach from reality? Have you been scared to talk about these feelings and experiences with other people out of fear of being called delusional or “crazy?”


Dissociation during times of stress or vulnerability is one of the main symptoms that people who identify with traits of borderline personality disorder (EUPD) may experience. In BPD, dissociation is linked to other symptoms, such as emotion dysregulation and disrupted identity.


By the end of this episode, you’ll have a better understanding of dissociation. You’ll learn how common this experience is and how to ground yourself more deeply in the present moment to stop yourself from spiraling and panicking when feelings of dissociation inevitably arise.


​​💡 Questions answered and topics in this episode:

■ The relationship between borderline personality disorder (BPD) and dissociation

■ What is dissociation?

■ The subtypes of dissociation (derealization and depersonalization)

■ The links between trauma and dissociation

■ What does dissociation feel like?

■ How to cope with occasional dissociative episodes

■ Grounding and meditative techniques for dissociation


Disclaimer: information contained in this podcast episode is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for treatment or consultation with a licensed mental health professional. 


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