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#1 jotteff

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 02:17 PM

Hey everybody,

 

does anybody know how Jeffrey Abugel (author of "Stranger to My Self" and co-author of "Feeling Unreal") recovered from DPD?

 

If I remember correctly, he never revealed how he cured his DPD. In his book and in an interview on YouTube he says that he had DP for 11 years and that it took him 11 years to even get the right diagnosis (which means that he must have been cured shortly after he got the diagnosis).

I think it would be really interesting to know how he got cured.

 

Thank you! :)



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Posted 05 February 2018 - 02:39 PM

Hey everybody,

 

does anybody know how Jeffrey Abugel (author of "Stranger to My Self" and co-author of "Feeling Unreal") recovered from DPD?

 

If I remember correctly, he never revealed how he cured his DPD. In his book and in an interview on YouTube he says that he had DP for 11 years and that it took him 11 years to even get the right diagnosis (which means that he must have been cured shortly after he got the diagnosis).

I think it would be really interesting to know how he got cured.

 

Thank you! :)

Maybe he isnt cured and just manages it like some others (myself included in that category)

 

Im always wary of people who write books about recovery stuff but dont actually describe how they managed to do it...

 

Kinda screams of "Wooohooo I can make a quick few dollars from this" .....Its just like all the therapists who keep giving ya the "See ya next week" spiel but dont actually sort your DP problem out....



#3 jotteff

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 02:57 PM

I heard he is active on Facebook. Maybe somebody could send him a message and ask him? (I don't have Facebook.)



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Posted 05 February 2018 - 03:49 PM

I assumed from the way he spoke about it he never had recovered and still had it. The same as the guy that directed/wrote (?) the movie 'numb' with Matthew Perry. As far as I'm aware he still has it, but is what I would class as one of the 'high functioning types'. There is noway I could even be around people at the moment, let alone direct a Hollywood movie. Not to say he doesn't suffer of course, but there are seemingly huge variants in this disorder between individuals, which makes it all the more confusing for doctors to diagnose



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Posted 05 February 2018 - 04:35 PM

 

does anybody know how Jeffrey Abugel (author of "Stranger to My Self" and co-author of "Feeling Unreal") recovered from DPD?

 

If I remember correctly, he never revealed how he cured his DPD. In his book and in an interview on YouTube he says that he had DP for 11 years and that it took him 11 years to even get the right diagnosis (which means that he must have been cured shortly after he got the diagnosis).

I think it would be really interesting to know how he got cured.

 

I wasn't able to read his book completely, because there are only extracts of it on Google Books. For this reason I don't know if he actually recovered. But in his book and on his personal websites he says how he managed to put his depersonalization into remission. He used the irreversible MAO-inhibitor Isocarboxazid. Unless he didn't find another way to really permanently get rid of his symptoms, I assume that he still takes Isocarboxazid and will do so for the remainder of his life.



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Posted 05 February 2018 - 05:39 PM

I assumed from the way he spoke about it he never had recovered and still had it. The same as the guy that directed/wrote (?) the movie 'numb' with Matthew Perry. As far as I'm aware he still has it, but is what I would class as one of the 'high functioning types'. There is noway I could even be around people at the moment, let alone direct a Hollywood movie. Not to say he doesn't suffer of course, but there are seemingly huge variants in this disorder between individuals, which makes it all the more confusing for doctors to diagnose

If you are talking about Harris Goldberg, he is 100 percent recovered, he spoke about full recovery in his interview and made movie numb only after recovery.How someone could make a movie with DP?  it is not possible



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Posted 05 February 2018 - 06:07 PM

If you are talking about Harris Goldberg, he is 100 percent recovered, he spoke about full recovery in his interview and made movie numb only after recovery.How someone could make a movie with DP?  it is not possible

 

Where did he say that he is fully recovered? Do you have a source?



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Posted 05 February 2018 - 06:11 PM

Oh yeh... I assumed the movie was about him and he didn't recover in the film. 

 

If you are talking about Harris Goldberg, he is 100 percent recovered, he spoke about full recovery in his interview and made movie numb only after recovery.How someone could make a movie with DP?  it is not possible

You say that but many people here work and have jobs I would just find impossible.. so it may not seem  possible for us, but it seems the symptoms vary massively from person to person



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Posted 05 February 2018 - 06:12 PM

Where did he say that he is fully recovered? Do you have a source?

 

No Problems at all))

 

http://theocdstories...-in-hollywood/ 



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Posted 05 February 2018 - 06:19 PM

Oh yeh... I assumed the movie was about him and he didn't recover in the film. 

 

You say that but many people here work and have jobs I would just find impossible.. so it may not seem  possible for us, but it seems the symptoms vary massively from person to person

Despite that my DP was fucking really bad, i went to job everyday and nobody saw a difference. I still do not understand how i was able to do job, make calls, wrote papers, i was in the dark, but in the end it does not even matter..... 



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Posted 05 February 2018 - 06:28 PM

Check out this link:

 

http://pub48.bravene...749585&cmd=show

 

There, Jeffrey Abugel writes:

 

"By some miracle, a friend referred me to Oscar Janiger, (who is mentioned in our Overview). He knew exactly what I had and for the first time I heard the words Depersonalization Syndrome. He prescribed a powerful monoamineoxidase inhibitor called marplan. Within a few days, I improved. Within a few weeks I felt better than I had in years. I remained on this med for many years."

 

To me, it sounds like the marplan (Isocarboxazid) helped him very much, but did not fully cure him. Otherwise he would have at least once used a word like "cured" or "recovered".

 

Can somebody please send him a message on Facebook and ask him whether he is completely cured or still struggles with DP? Thanks!



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 03:41 AM

i will try







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