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#1 pancake

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 05:19 AM

Depersonalization Disorder Symptom Domains:



  • Alienation from surroundings (Derealization)
  • e.g. like looking through a camera, veil, things appear unreal
  • Lack of ownership feelings
    i.e. body/body parts feel alien / like they don't belong to you
  • Feelings of automation/lack of agency/ not feeling in charge
  • Disembodiment feeling
    ranges from feeling like you're not really there to out of body experiences
  • Perceptual distortions of the body
    e.g. body parts appear a different size,
    feeling lighter,
    as if wrapped in cotton wool
  • Heightened self observation
  • Emotional numbing
  • Anomalies in subjective recall
    e.g. memories lack emotion,
    seem like a dream,
    3rd person viewpoint like watching a film
  • Visual distortions
  • Mind emptiness/no thoughts/thousand mile stare
  • Changes in experience of time
    e.g. recent events feel like the distant past
    inability to experience time/feel as if outside of time
  • Changes in sense of duration
    internal body clock is out of tune with geophysical time - things appear in slow motion or sped up
  • Changes to perspective of time/temporal disintegration
    past present and future - what order do those go in again?
    e.g. wondering whether it is really next week
    lack of understanding/feeling of time
  • Impaired Spatial-Temporal Reasoning
    Spatial-temporal reasoning is the ability to visualise something in space that unfolds over time.
    e.g. estimating how a piece of paper will look unfolded. You're holding that map upside down by the way.. wink.gif

Bastardized from the literature.
Give me a shout if you require sources.



#2 InfantileAdult

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 04:33 PM

Depersonalization Disorder Symptom Domains:

  • Alienation from surroundings (Derealization)
    e.g. like looking through a camera, veil, things appear unreal
  • Lack of ownership feelings
    i.e. body/body parts feel alien / like they don't belong to you
  • Feelings of automation/lack of agency/ not feeling in charge
  • Disembodiment feeling
    ranges from feeling like you're not really there to out of body experiences
  • Perceptual distortions of the body
    e.g. body parts appear a different size,
    feeling lighter,
    as if wrapped in cotton wool
  • Heightened self observation
  • Emotional numbing
  • Anomalies in subjective recall
    e.g. memories lack emotion,
    seem like a dream,
    3rd person viewpoint like watching a film
  • Visual distortions
  • Mind emptiness/no thoughts/thousand mile stare
  • Changes in experience of time
    e.g. recent events feel like the distant past
    inability to experience time/feel as if outside of time
  • Changes in sense of duration
    internal body clock is out of tune with geophysical time - things appear in slow motion or sped up
  • Changes to perspective of time/temporal disintegration
    past present and future - what order do those go in again?
    e.g. wondering whether it is really next week
    lack of understanding/feeling of time
  • Impaired Spatial-Temporal Reasoning
    Spatial-temporal reasoning is the ability to visualise something in space that unfolds over time.
    e.g. estimating how a piece of paper will look unfolded. You're holding that map upside down by the way.. ;)

Bastardized from the literature.
Give me a shout if you require sources.


Depersonalization Self-evaluation Scales:

Steinberg Depersonalization Test
Cambridge Depersonalization Scale - PDF Format



I have nearly every single one of these symptoms.



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Posted 01 February 2011 - 10:09 PM

Depersonalization Disorder Symptom Domains:

  • Alienation from surroundings (Derealization)
    e.g. like looking through a camera, veil, things appear unreal
  • Lack of ownership feelings
    i.e. body/body parts feel alien / like they don't belong to you
  • Feelings of automation/lack of agency/ not feeling in charge
  • Disembodiment feeling
    ranges from feeling like you're not really there to out of body experiences
  • Perceptual distortions of the body
    e.g. body parts appear a different size,
    feeling lighter,
    as if wrapped in cotton wool
  • Heightened self observation
  • Emotional numbing
  • Anomalies in subjective recall
    e.g. memories lack emotion,
    seem like a dream,
    3rd person viewpoint like watching a film
  • Visual distortions
  • Mind emptiness/no thoughts/thousand mile stare
  • Changes in experience of time
    e.g. recent events feel like the distant past
    inability to experience time/feel as if outside of time
  • Changes in sense of duration
    internal body clock is out of tune with geophysical time - things appear in slow motion or sped up
  • Changes to perspective of time/temporal disintegration
    past present and future - what order do those go in again?
    e.g. wondering whether it is really next week
    lack of understanding/feeling of time
  • Impaired Spatial-Temporal Reasoning
    Spatial-temporal reasoning is the ability to visualise something in space that unfolds over time.
    e.g. estimating how a piece of paper will look unfolded. You're holding that map upside down by the way.. ;)

Bastardized from the literature.
Give me a shout if you require sources.


Depersonalization Self-evaluation Scales:

Steinberg Depersonalization Test
Cambridge Depersonalization Scale - PDF Format



Hi; appreciate your post.
All the signs mention here fit me to a T.
Yes, I am interested in getting some of your sources, especially ones that differentiate Dp from Dr; can't seem to remember if there is much of a qualitative difference and if so, how I can use the info to better myself.
Thanks



#4 shorty_rerecovered

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:50 PM

Hey dude remove that disorder thing, these are symptoms of the depersonalization feeling. People when read this get scared the shit out of them don't make it worse.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 01:10 PM

I've had a profound "holy shit" kind of feeling from coming on this site and knowing I've been like this for years. It makes me feel a bit sick thinking about it sometimes, thanks for posting this. Does it feel like a twisted mind game your head is playing with you to anyone else too?

#6 Filipe Oliveira

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 07:14 AM

Hi all.
I think reading and posting the symptoms is not bad at all, for me, it's amazing how this is recognized.
I am 34 years old and I have DPD since my age of 7.
I've been, since then, to a lot of doctors and none could diagnose what I had (have).
Since my age of 18, I just quit looking for help. I thought I was kind of the only person that had this.
Only very recently (2 months back), I saw a movie that changed all. The movie is "Numb". I didn't knew that this movie was about a mental disorder (DPD).
Since I saw the movie, I googled DPD and I have found anwers and words for the symptons that I was never able to describe.
I have DPD almost everyday and sometimes it longs full days, not easy to deal with. I was able to control it in the beginning but looks like that DPD gets stronger and stronger.
I will try a a different therapy as I have this for so many years. Tomorrow (8th July 2012) I will have my first appointment with a Hypnotherapist. I need to go back in time to understand what triggered the DPD (Not druggs for sure).
I know, since I remember myself, I was always an insecure child, teenager and adult but I need to take this crap out of me. I need quality life not only for me, as well for the ones that are part of my life.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:54 AM

I've had a profound "holy shit" kind of feeling from coming on this site and knowing I've been like this for years. It makes me feel a bit sick thinking about it sometimes, thanks for posting this. Does it feel like a twisted mind game your head is playing with you to anyone else too?


i feel pretty much the same. i'll "wake up" from this at times, and then it hits me that i've been in this disoriented and emotionally flat state for so long. when that happens i do get freaked out. a profound "holy shit" is a good way to put it. at that time, i can't believe it has been happening for so long
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:21 PM

So i took the survey and it confirmed my fears and my beliefs that my DP is much worse than anybody elses on this site. I scored severely DPed...

Lovely, now bring on the despair ;)

Is this really helpful?

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:40 PM

So i took the survey and it confirmed my fears and my beliefs that my DP is much worse than anybody elses on this site. I scored severely DPed...

Lovely, now bring on the despair ;)

Is this really helpful?


pretty sure most people on here would score that high. I scored severely too.

#10 Letgoandletgod

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:58 PM

pretty sure most people on here would score that high. I scored severely too.

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that actually makes me feel much better. thx mate

#11 Haumea

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:31 PM

I have all of these except Impaired Spatial-Temporal Reasoning.

#12 pancake

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:34 AM

Ho guys


 

Just wanted to say that I can no longer provide exact literature references for the above symptom list.


In a fit to protect myself from my silly notion that I am dissociative, I went and hid all the books I owned on the subject at the bottom of a box of books I was giving away.
Nope, I didn't just throw them out, I actually hid them from myself so I couldn't overrule my own decision. Job done, I promptly forgot the whole thing.
I found myself searching for the damn books some time later.. at which point I conveniently remembered the whole affair *roll eyes*

No stranger to self-sabotage, me. Oh well, I meant well.. if that makes any sense.


 

Anyhow, I hang over on the DID forum now.
Not that things are quite that severe for me, but DP alone doesn't seem to quite cut it.


 

In any case, the list above was taken from:

 

  • Depersonalization: A New Look at a Neglected Syndrome (Cambridge Medicine) by Mauricio Sierra and
  • Feeling Unreal: Depersonalization Disorder and the Loss of the Self by Daphne Simeon and Jeffrey Abugel

All the best

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