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What Is Emotional Numbing And What AreThe Signs?

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 …

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Do You Have Depersonalization Disorder? The Symptoms.

Depersonaliztion Disorder Symptoms : We have already seen that the experience of severe trauma can lead to us reacting (although it is a reaction created by unconscious processes, not a reaction we deliberately choose, of course) by developing a psychological defence mechanism known as depersonalization , which produces in us a sense of ‘unreality’ – as if …

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