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  1. The Bright Side
    I was recently invited onto a podcast to talk about how I recovered from chronic depersonalization disorder. On this podcast you will hear a bit about my story which started when I was 15 (I'm 48 now) and how I healed myself and now help others. I hope this helps you all...
  2. Discussion
    Hey everyone, I have a question for you, does your family support you in this time in your life when you're dealing with dpdr? I'm 20 and I have dp and some dr for a year know maybe more cause my memory is so foggy and disorganised, when I told my parents what I have they told me I'm...
  3. Discussion
    So...this is my story experiencing Depersonalization (and also some derealazation). I have been suffering this for One year now, and truth be told, it has been the most horrendous, emotional , hardest time of my whole life. I'm no stranger to Mental Health issues, but Depersonalization has...
  4. Treatment Options
    Hi Forum! Now it's more then a year ago i got DP induced by smoking weed while DR'd from Alcohol. I've done small life changes as eating more healthy, walking more etc etc but nothing extreme. I've also tryed "Venlafaxin Hexal" witch is an SSRI medication & "Bupropion (Voxra)" witch is also...
  5. Introduce Yourself
    Hey. So, I've been struggling with dp/dr for almost two months now. Mostly derealization. I find that when I spend a lot of time at home by myself, I'm allowed to obsess over my thoughts and symptoms and this fear accumulates and thrusts me into a negative thought process. When I actually force...
  6. Discussion
    Hey guys! I've been dealing with this disorder (not sure if its this or just a side effect of the overall condition I have, but it certainly started with intense DP/DR, now just DP) for about a year now. I'd say I've gotten good at regaining my life and I can feel my brain slowly but surely...
  7. Discussion
    I've been struggling with nonstop derealization/depersonalization since I had my first panic attack last wednesday. it's affecting my school and work, as it's very hard for me to go outside and sit in class and I often panic. Tips on how to handle this?
  8. Introduce Yourself
    Hello, This is going to be a journey. Oh God, where do I start? So about a month ago now I believe that I developed DP or dissociation according to my therapist. I remember the night like yesterday, I was talking to my boyfriend at around 12 am and we were saying out goodbyes and just as I was...
  9. Introduce Yourself
    I've had this condition for the longest time I remember. I am 17 now and now I realize that I have this "illness" and that I need help. Ever since I discovered that I got DP, my DP has increased in big amounts. What are things that I must get to know before I start fighting this disorder...
  10. Introduce Yourself
    Hi, My names Bri and my boyfriend has dp and its a new concept to me. Ive never heard of it before so it was a shock to me. I know hes been in a really stressful environment that he has no control over and has a negative effect on his mental state. I love him to death and I stand by his side...
  11. Discussion
    as the title suggests, any tips and advice for what types of eating and what to actually eat to recover from dp/dr. also, if those who recovered, what types of diet u followed, etc. if possible please mention what types of medication can be taken to 'ease the pain'. thanks
  12. Discussion
    Going through this forum, I noticed that a lot of people are not only terrified and depressed, but have lost their hope. One of the most important things to have. Don't get me wrong, my faith has been extremely tested and shaken; But, I'm still holding on and fighting off the negative let...
  13. Introduce Yourself
    Four months ago, I got terribly sick. I laid in bed for a month straight. The doctors couldn't find anything wrong with me, said it sounds like anxiety. I didn't believe it. Shortly after, the DP/DR kicked in. Having only experienced this one other time, a panic attack kicked in… and...
  14. Recovery Stories
    Hey everyone! First off, I would like to say you are all amazing, sensitive, imaginative, wonderful people, and you deserve to live, happy, fulfilling lives!!!!!! DP is a pain in the ass, but it is NOT permanent, and it is DEFINITELY curable. Hang in there, PLEASE. I know the horrible, horrible...
  15. Recovery Stories
    So I just realized over recently that a lot of my DP/DR comes from un-dealt with trauma and life events that I had simply buried and tried to run from for years. This as well as years of marijuana use growing up. Anyways, I have shut down my emotions for so long that I forgot how it felt to cry...
  16. Recovery Stories
    Hello, This is a blog I've been working on per my therapist's suggestion that chronicles my efforts and insights into my recovery. Included are things that I've done that I find helpful as well as my journal entries over the past month or so that reflect the progress I've been making. I hope...
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