But do you know if that came from the traumatic brain injury
I have this problem in "spells" if you will. I get bruises on my legs and arms as I bump into things.
I was wondering if anyone else on here is experiencing exceptional clumsiness ? (=tripping over your feet, bumping into things or people, dropping stuff, ect). I am not talking about stumbling occasionally, but about a clumsiness that not only you noticed, but maybe your friends/family as well - just because it happens that often.
This kind of clumsiness would point towards an impaired proprioception, which can of course have many causes, but considering what I have read about the neurobiology of dissociation, it would (in our cases) most likely stem from the disturbed sensory integration that accompanies dissociative symptoms.
So I was asking myself:
1. Are you very clumsy?
2. And do you only experience clumsiness when you dissociate, or does it happen all the time?
Hey there - are you doing the study on this? I have been super clumsy for most of my life, tripping over things and skinning my knees well into my late 30s. I have also historically had trouble with directions and finding my way - before GPS I was constantly getting lost. Interestingly, as I have improved with the PTSD symptoms, the clumsiness and lack of orientation have also improved. I was thinking of doing a similar study, so would love to compare notes!@siniang Hey there!
Yeah, thats what I thought too at first, but even after trying to do everything carefully and slowly I still bumped into things. Which was really weird honestly. It's as if my brain just doesn't know where my body is?
I mean, the proprioception-dissociation link is just a guess based the neurology of both phenomena and the disorders that they concurrently appear in (for example autism). I found it interesting, but I could be totally wrong! I am currently searching for a topic that I could investigate with a small study (which I need to carry out for my master thesis), thats why I came up with this idea?
Hey @Qispiumina ! Thanks for you replyi've focused on autism for my masther thesis now unfortunately. But I still want to carry out a study about this topic - maybe while writing my phd? I'll let you know if I will be able to do some research next year!❤I was thinking of doing a similar study, so would love to compare notes!