Depersonalization Support Forum banner does one combat it?

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DP/DR comes in a variety of flavors, I've noticed, and each one of us has our own little pet symptom that causes us much grief. Mine, by far, is the emotional blunting/apathy that weighs me down like a sack of bricks -- I just don't want to do anything. Apart from doing the bare minimum to get me through the day -- work, gym, etc. -- I won't do anything else. I find little pleasure in reading, watching TV, going out, writing this post.

It's only by sheer force of will that I go through the motions of life, not finding anything particularly rewarding.

Anyone care to share?
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well in my opinion work and gym is already a lot in that state of mind. But yeah, it's been a long time since I've really wanted to do something, so I'm pretty passive all the time. I don't feel guilty about it (the world doesn't miss a lot in me not contributing to it) but I'd like to feel some excitement at least sometimes...but no. It's only thanks to Risperdal I get up at all. So totally relate to your post, apathy is my middle name. How to combat it...I can force myself to do things, but I usually don't since it seems pointless. Being active doesn't seem to do much difference for my mental health but maybe I'm just too impatient. My problem may be that I don't really see a reason to force myself, but now I'm being...apathetic.
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