Doctor Answers (3) on Dissociation
A thin line of difference exists between the two. If that is affecting your daily life in any way please get help at once.
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This could be because of extreme stress and can also be symptom of Depression , Anxiety, sexual abuse or Post traumatic disorder.
Getting lost in thoughts is basically thinking too much or worrying about something, which makes it seem that you are not attentive to things happening around you.
Anyone can have dissociation in extreme stressful situations as it is the body's defence mechanism of coping with such events.
Dissociative disorder needs treatment of the underlying problem either Depression or anxiety etc. Medication may be given temporarily, but counseling would be the mainstay of the treatment plan.
Hope this helps, All the Best!
If it is affecting then I would recommend to meet a Psychologist and understand the issues which resolves around this behaviour.