Dissociation

By Renée Grinnell

A coping mechanism in which highly traumatic memories, emotions, or thoughts are compartmentalized and their recall is avoided.

Example: A man understands his traumatic nightmares only after he finds an old letter in which he described a terrifying, forgotten incident.


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 11 Oct 2008

 

 
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