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  1. Introduce Yourself
    Hello! My name is Alex and I am 21 years old. I woud like to share my dpdr experience. I've recently been diagnosed with this condition called Derealization and Depersonalization and I am going through some really difficult times at the moment. I realized that I suffer from this for over 5 to...
  2. Introduce Yourself
    Hello. Where do I even start? I don't know. My post might seem triggering to some, becasue I'm having a lot of suicidal thoughts and wishes. I don't know what's wrong with me. I'm not sure if I have depersonalization or anedonia, or both, or neither. First off, I'm only 16 years old, turning 17...
  3. Discussion
    I've noticed for several weeks that I've been having brief, recurring episodes that normally last a few seconds. I don't know what they are, but I'll have vivid memories that feel like some kind of flashback (though right now I'm reluctant to call them that); the memories consist of the accident...
  4. Discussion
    Hello everyone, after 15 months of constant DPDR (which was triggered by smoking weed_ definitely not for the first time), I smoked weed again (after 15 months of sobriety). Here is the whole thing: I took a trip to the north part of my country with my old friend(cousin) and stayed at the...
  5. Research
    Warning: Depersonalization and derealization are protective mechanisms. Just reading this essay might temporarily or permanently disrupt those protective mechanisms. If you are relying on them, approach this essay with caution, to avoid provoking an extreme or dangerous reaction. Note: I am not...
  6. Introduce Yourself
    Hello everyone, I read many of the stories here and I can relate to much of it, it help me to explain whats going on. I realized I'm not alone. It's blessing we living in the era of internet where we can share our experiences and advices. I was always shy a little bit as a kid but kinda...
  7. Research
    CHICAGO --- Some stressful experiences - such as chronic childhood abuse - are so overwhelming and traumatic, the memories hide like a shadow in the brain. At first, hidden memories that can't be consciously accessed may protect the individual from the emotional pain of recalling the event. But...
  8. Managing DPD
    well, after 8 months i'm beginning to get used to this feeling as it doesn't affect me a lot anymore. I've been working on my self steam, my rights as a human being, standing up for myself, ... i've stopped most of my self-deprecating habits of thought and action and it feels better to be a...
  9. Introduce Yourself
    Hey guys. I have been suffering from what I personally assume to be DP/DR for about 7 months now.. it all began by a marijuana panic attack that lasted 4 hours. I was truly convinced during this attack that it was my last night on Earth, I thought death was upon me. I had 911 dialed just in...
  10. Discussion
    I've been struggling with chronic DP/DR for 3 months now. Mine came about after a horrible freak reaction to an SSRI. I have psychological trauma from it. I had a full blown mental breakdown (almost a psychotic break) from it. Right after this, I developed a severe form of Pure O, the pure...
  11. Managing DPD
    Hey DPSH DP is seriously devastating. I suffered from it 24/7 for over 4.5 years- January 2010 to around October 2014. I know how miserable it can make you feel. Like your mind is 10,000 km away. Like your body is an empty vessel. Just remember, misery loves company. You may gain strength from...
  12. Introduce Yourself
    I believe that DP/DR is a complex disorder which incorporates, anxiety, obsession and trauma. These three combined can result in many different things, but from thorough learning and looking at different sources, I've found that a person living with DP/DR has a real daily struggle with anxiety...
  13. Discussion
    Hi everyone, I entered in this awful condition 2.5 years ago, first I was terrified about what the hell is happening, but I have learned and observed some things that I want to share with you and I am also curious about your opinion about this disorder. I try to collect my ideas under several...
  14. Introduce Yourself
    OK, time to get this crap off my chest I guess...like seriously, I have never been so annoyed with myself. Btw, I just turned nineteen, just started college, and if you're really smart and into the personality things, I can confidently say that I am an INTP. Well, I think I still am, but I was...
  15. Discussion
    Did anyone here lose a twin while still in the womb?
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    Introduce Yourself
    Hey all! I am 24 years old and love music, the outdoors, and my Sheltie!I am struggling with DR/DP. Right now I'm going through a flat-line phase so it's hard to pinpoint any feelings, so I'm here to try and recover as best as possible. I have experienced anxiety/depression since I was 12...
  17. Discussion
    Hello everyone, There seems to be many people who post in this website that they smoked pot and got a panic attack and had derealisation for many years. Some say that they had it for 15 years and others for 20. They did not get any treatment and lived their lives as normal. However, even after...
  18. Introduce Yourself
    Hi everybody, I have dp since summer. I analyzed and reach out the conclusion that it came from trauma. Well in spring i was feeling amazing, all my hormones were doing great job. I began to date a girl 3years bigger than me. I had also my exams coming. After a month I became a different person...
  19. The Daily Forum
    I don't know if I'm depressed or have DP anymore. I don't have much interest in anything, which would suggest I'm depressed, but my sense of time and place are non existent, and when I think of other people around me and my identity, I feel lost or uncertain. I feel very much like a zombie...
  20. Research
    I think this new book deserves our attention... Healing the Traumatized Self CONSCIOUSNESS, NEUROSCIENCE, TREATMENT April 2015 ISBN 978-0-393-70551-5 6.5 × 9.6 in / 480 pages https://books.google.sk/books?id=zRN0AwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=sk#v=onepage&q&f=false...
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