Psycho-Babble Psychology Thread 537104

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dissociation

Posted by rosalee on August 3, 2005, at 14:12:02


Hello babblers.

I am looking for information about the effect of

medication on people who tend to dissociate.

For instance, if such a person were to take an

antipsychotic or a stimulant, can different

ego states come out as a result of the medication?

TIA.

Rosalee.

 

Re: dissociation rosalee

Posted by alexandra_k on August 3, 2005, at 17:37:50

In reply to dissociation, posted by rosalee on August 3, 2005, at 14:12:02

> For instance, if such a person were to take an
> antipsychotic or a stimulant, can different
> ego states come out as a result of the medication?

Yeah I think different emotional states (or levels of physiological arousal) can trigger different states. So benzos (for example) can induce disinhibition which might induce a disinhibited ego state if that makes any sense.

Same for stimulants.

Not so sure about anti psychotics...

I think there has been some study or something to show that small doses of Seroquel can help with dissociation. By which I think they mean reduce reports of dissociating or switching into alternative states...

Seroquel is one of the newer anti psychotics so maybe other anti psychotics assist a little with preventing dissociating too... I dunno... You might want to ask over on the main Babble (medications) board if you haven't already.

 

Re: dissociation

Posted by Declan on August 4, 2005, at 0:03:01

In reply to Re: dissociation rosalee, posted by alexandra_k on August 3, 2005, at 17:37:50

I hope you don't mind me asking what exactly is meant by dissociation. Some kind of weirdness where you are outside yourself, so to speak? Does it include not feeling grounded? Have anything to do with splitting? (That is just an afterthought, I dunno what splitting is, some psycoanalytic term maybe).
TIA
Declan

 

Re: dissociation alexandra_k

Posted by rosalee on August 4, 2005, at 15:18:44

In reply to Re: dissociation rosalee, posted by alexandra_k on August 3, 2005, at 17:37:50


Thanks for your post, Alexandra.
I guess all this is very complicated.

Rosalee.

 

Re: dissociation Declan

Posted by rosalee on August 4, 2005, at 15:23:10

In reply to Re: dissociation, posted by Declan on August 4, 2005, at 0:03:01

Not feeling grounded is part of it. Also, different ego states, or "inner parts", as they are sometimes called.

Not sure what is meant by splitting.


>> I hope you don't mind me asking what exactly is meant by dissociation. Some kind of weirdness where you are outside yourself, so to speak? Does it include not feeling grounded? Have anything to do with splitting? (That is just an afterthought, I dunno what splitting is, some psycoanalytic term maybe).
> TIA
> Declan

 

Re: dissociation

Posted by B2chica on August 5, 2005, at 8:56:35

In reply to Re: dissociation Declan, posted by rosalee on August 4, 2005, at 15:23:10

i've herd the term defensive splitting. it's when you see things all one way and all the other. such as a view toward your abuser, you hate what he did so you hate him, you are related to him so you have to love him completely. these feelings are all or nothing kind of and switch back and forth cuz they can't find the middle ground.
b2c.

> Not feeling grounded is part of it. Also, different ego states, or "inner parts", as they are sometimes called.
>
> Not sure what is meant by splitting.

 

Re: dissociation B2chica

Posted by rosalee on August 6, 2005, at 13:10:23

In reply to Re: dissociation, posted by B2chica on August 5, 2005, at 8:56:35

Thanks for clearing that up.

Rosalee.


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