What Is Emotional Numbing And What AreThe Signs?

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Severe emotional distress and trauma can lead to a psychological defence known as emotional¬†numbing. Emotional numbing occurs when our conscious experience becomes so overwhelmingly, mentally painful that our feelings, in effect, ‘switch themselves off;’¬†the result is a kind of psychological¬†‘escape from reality – a reality which has become too terrible to tolerate. Those who experience …