Dissociative effects

Dissociation describes the separation of body and mind.

This can present with the following effects:

  • The feeling that your hands no longer belong to your body
  • Your sense of touch is altered, with skin feeling as if it were made of wood, rubber or plastic.
  • Body parts feel much bigger or smaller than they actually are
  • Losing sense of where your limbs are
  • The density of your body decreases, feeling as if it ‘dissolves’ in your environment
  • No longer being able to differentiate between whether a limb is your own or someone else’s
  • Feeling like the mind is in a different dimension than the body
  • Out-of-body experience
  • Visual hallucinations (especially with eyes closed) and altered perception of time, insights into the cosmos, existence and being are also frequently mentioned by users.