June 2, 2012 1:02 PM Subscribe
What are some techniques that I can use to become more of an active reader despite my dissociation?
posted by livinglearning to Education (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I was diagnosed with dissociation, depersonalization and derealization earlier this year. My head has felt hollow for quite a few years now. But, sitting in silence or reading nearly anything makes me feel even more distant, agitated, and makes me feel like my mind is very hollow. While I tend to feel quite distant from myself generally, I don't feel as distant as I used to except for when reading or sitting in silence. And, when I read it doesn't feel like any of the words are registering. It barely even feels like I'm seeing the words. I struggle with remembering anything after the moment has happened too. It's very frustrating when I'm trying to study for an exam. I'm going to mention this to my psychiatrist when I see him this week.
But, in the mean time, I'd like to know of techniques that I can use to become more of an active reader despite my dissociation.