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avoidance makes me feel good...

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Hey... I'm finding I'm less depressed now because I have stayed away from things that make my DP/DR worse. Those things would be work, school, grocery stores, malls, the gym, and others. I realize I get depressed and suicidal when my DP/DR is bad. Guess I'm practicing avoidance behaviour. But... I do feel happier. Is this bad?!
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kenc127 said:
I think what you are saying makes sense, but I think facing the very things that frighten you will help you in the long run, but it is ultimately the fear of these things that causes teh DPDR to begin with.

I know what you are saying though. There have been times where I haven't moved my ass out of the house because of my DP. Once I got out more, the fear/anxiety seemed to subside, but initially I was a NERVOUS WRECK.

Don't let yourself be paralyzed, you only have one life to live. You can do this.
Hey Ken,

Unfortunately, I have forced myself to face my DP/DR triggers for the last 10 years and was terribly depressed because of it. The "fear/anxiety" never subsided. I'm a hopeless case :D What do you think about me modifying my life further so that I lessen my interactions with my DP triggers? Is this wrong/bad of me? This is a question I have had for some time now. It's in my signature below.
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