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Does anyone think that age has anything to do with this disorder? My psychologist was telling me that it is possible that I'm getting this because of it being a particulary "hormonal" time for me (being a teenager and all). Also, for a while I did have full blown DR, but before that I seemed to mainly have panic attacks, and now it mainly seems like I'm having panic attacks and just have plain DR a few times a week. Does anyone else have times where their DP/DR gets better, and actually stays better? Does anyone think that I might actually be recovering?
 

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I used to wonder the same all the time. My DP/DR went from bad to good all the time. Once I actually grasped the concept of this disorder, I became more comfortable with it and it became easier and better. I'm at a low level of DR at this point. I think this just has to do with my understanding of it and whats holding me back from recovery is that in the back of my mind I feel unresolved.
 

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Well, first I have to comment on what you said about age and hormonal! I dont know what brought on my first non-drug related DR episode but I know it was shortly after I got pregnant! I also know that it was ten times wosre (my DR and my anxiety) during my whole pregnancy as compared to now! So it does truely make me wonder if hormones can pplay a role in all this somehow.
Beyond that. I have good days all the time! My anxiety sits as an underlying feeling I'd say 50 to 60% of the time still. But I usually only have a DR day once a week or less! When I am way stressed an way anxiety ridden I will have a small form of DR for a whole day or two or three. When I get to the point where I am just so stressed or upset I cant deal I will have a real bad DR day! you know... those days where you do wonder if you really have lost it! But on the whole I am alot better that not! I'd saaaaaaaaaay that 80% or more of the time I am not DR. And it seems to be getting better all the time! I think my fear that I really am nuts makes me stressed and plays on my mind and causes stress and that just obviously doesnt help!
 
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