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#618238 How do you find the cause?

Posted by Where on Yesterday, 05:56 PM

I had insomnia, severe anxiety, bad life events (concerns about safety), and rapid benzodiazepine withdrawal with physical dependence when I became DPed. It was the "perfect storm" of stressful circumstances. Who knows what DP is? All we know is that DPed people are at least somewhat different in the way we function neurologically.

#618186 My fight with existential and solipsism OCD

Posted by Where on 28 May 2020 - 05:54 PM

I am pretty alone, solipsism aside, and it does affect my feeling of purpose. Maybe basing my feeling of purpose on others is foolish, but I'm not sure there's an easy alternative. Frankly, I've become pretty run down by modern life and unsuccessfully managed psychological problems. Do you relate to this at all, Ivleo?

#618168 Memes? Or jokes?

Posted by Where on 28 May 2020 - 02:29 PM

Knock knock

#618102 masturbation

Posted by Where on 26 May 2020 - 03:13 PM

I don't think post-orgasm malaise is a permanent condition or that nofap would cure DP.

#618034 Is suicide always consciously?

Posted by Where on 23 May 2020 - 01:09 PM

No thoughts arise intentionally. It's not like we're browsing libraries of potential thoughts in our heads, finding thoughts labeled "suicide" and then choosing to open them. Sometimes entertaining a thought or continuing down a train of thought is a matter of engaging with it or not, which might contribute to a feeling that we are choosing our thoughts. We personalize many of our thoughts like, "I thought this." If something like DP or ego death gets powerful enough, we can temporarily lose the sense that any of our thoughts belong to or were chosen by us.

#617990 Limbo Phase

Posted by Where on 21 May 2020 - 04:54 PM

In my experience, people who are sleepy at the end of most days are the happiest. It sounds like common sense bullshit, but we need to remind ourselves of this in modern times. Thankfully, people have been paying more attention to this in recent years.

#617984 Limbo Phase

Posted by Where on 21 May 2020 - 02:14 PM

I mean a subtle emotional numbing. Many people here feel zero connection to their emotions and they don't seem to like it. To me, feeling like I'm crazy or don't exist is scary because I'll take the feelings very literally and then start a cycle of worrying.

#617980 Limbo Phase

Posted by Where on 21 May 2020 - 10:26 AM

Emotional numbing probably has some benefits, at least compared to symptoms such as feelings of disorganization and non-existence.

#617892 Do we exist in other universes/future?

Posted by Where on 17 May 2020 - 09:35 AM

Epidemiologists and virologists also predicted coronavirus. But even if psychic powers were real, which they aren't, that doesn't necessitate more illogical things.

#617780 A lot of medications

Posted by Where on 12 May 2020 - 12:46 AM

No, I changed the word to "professional" to emphasize that a lot of professionals are hacks. Sorry for the misunderstanding. Most people here have problems besides DP, as you know, so maybe they can consider medication.

There really is no medication discovered to resolve DP itself, but if someone is having DP as a secondary issue caused by a primary issue such as anxiety, lack of sleep, psychotic symptoms, then medication can help.

It's frustrating that role of psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses across the world is increasingly to shove pills into the mouths of every one of their patients at all costs. Practitioners, generally, bend reality however they want to accomplish adherence to the medication, with very little respect for the patients' right to understand the treatments. That's not to mention how they pretend unsuccessful treatments are successful, because if the treatments are not successful then what are the insurance companies or the state paying for, and where are the unhelped patients to go for more effective treatment? This is twice as frustrating in a country where leaders have no interest in new MH medications with less side effects.

Many practitioners are intelligent, honest, and good people, but for some reason there are also a lot of hacks. Maybe it's a supply and demand thing, because I hear there's a shortage of psychiatrists in many places around the world.

#617408 no emotions, no hunger...

Posted by Where on 26 April 2020 - 12:48 PM

I felt that way when I started recovering. I was living in a panicked mode for so long that I lost my appetite and lost touch with my emotions, but they came back. I didn't know why I was alive or what I was doing, but I made some friends and spoke with some good people and that helped me pull through. I was forcing myself to eat for a few weeks, which was quite disturbing. Maybe try something very appetizing.

#617406 Nursing School and DP

Posted by Where on 26 April 2020 - 12:40 PM

Some jobs in nursing are less stressful than others, right? If you found a particular job too stressful, could look for another one? Congratulations on working and going to school. Personally, I welcome the challenge of going to college and being in crowds people, because it's better than being isolated.

#617234 Hi y'all

Posted by Where on 19 April 2020 - 11:30 PM

I don't figure that you're a psychopath or less than human. Are you a trash collector? I heard those guys get paid. My therapists have been totally useless in regards to DP. Ignorance abounds. I met someone in person who has DP, but we didn't click in the short time we communicated.

#617206 Nicotine?

Posted by Where on 18 April 2020 - 11:52 AM

I started using tobacco-free snus during these shutdowns. It's addictive but much better than smoking in terms of carcinogens and disgustingness. Juul has a special kind of vape that absorbs super quickly like tobacco.

#616982 I’m 16 years old and I need help

Posted by Where on 12 April 2020 - 10:57 AM

but from what I’ve read on this site psychologist know nothing about this disorder so isn’t it most likely they’d just diagnose me with a completely unrelated condition?

A psychologist like a PsyD ought to know what depersonalization is. Depersonalization is not actually obscure, and that's what's so frustrating when we encounter professionals who know nothing about it.