For one you cannot give it any energy, do not think about DP/DR. Sure, it might be in your sub-conscious, but don't constantly make it in your conscious. The more you feed it the worse it's going to get, so don't feed into it. Eliminate as much stress and anxiety, that will in turn eliminate depression, and some symptoms will be less severe. Even though you may feel like you aren't yourself, you aren't real or nothing else is, don't give in to the fear and anxiety by obsessing about it. Over-analyzing is a killer. Distract yourself and do things that you used to enjoy doing, even if you don't feel them now eventually they will make you feel good, and you can feel happy. I listen to music, working out and exercising has helped me a lot, also taking supplements and vitamins have helped.
I'm taking fish oils, b12, rhodiola, phosphatidyl serine, aniracetam, piracetam, and also l-theanine sometimes. These have helped lower the anxiety and depression and have also given me energy. I'm also on a low dose of zoloft, which has helped with the OCD and anxiety part of the DP/DR. I am not recovered, but i'm feeling better, and i'm coping a lot better. I enjoy more things i used to and generally been in a good mood, with no anxiety or depression. I think working out and exercising has helped a lot, as well as taking these supplements. Talking to friends and going out sometimes for drinks or to watch a game or do something active and fun is great to. Just try anything to take your mind off the dp/dr feelings. I still feel a bit disconnected from myself and the world, but it doesn't bother me as much as it used to. Once you get past the accept and let go stage, things WILL start to get better, just do whatever makes you feel good. Good luck, i visit this forum only on occasion now, but i felt the need to post something.
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