DISSOCIATED STATE By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 A reaction to a traumatic event where the person splits up elements of the event so as to deal with it better. See double dissociation. DISSOCIATED STATE: "A dissociated state helps us deal with traumatic events by repressing the worst parts." Related Psychology Terms SITUATIONAL PSYCHOSIS PSYCHOLOGICAL ANAPHYLAXIS FLASHBACK PERITRAUMATIC DISSOCIATION BALANCE THEORY SEQUELA TRAUMA BODY MEMORY STATE DISASTER COUNSELING Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DISSOCIATED STATE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/dissociated-state/ (accessed October 16, 2019).