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Hello, I'm new to this entire online forum thing and I'm very glad I found it. I never really knew there was a term for things I felt until somehow I ended up googling things around and finding out. I've managed to cope with my derealization and occasional depersonalization for a long time now,

(my first experience was when I was like 6/7 I don't really remember when exactly) but ever since I've entered a crucial academic year I've been a complete and utter mess. Every single day I wake up from a dream to another dream. I live in a third world country- I'm an Indian and my study life has gotten HECTIC because I need to clear competitive exams and have to compete with around millions of people, as if my anxiety wasn't bad enough already lol, that's not the main concern here but my main concern is that it isn't possible for me to get a therapist around here because 1) My parents do not believe mental health issues are legit. (My mom thinks its because I'm not religious enough and need to go to church often.) 2) I live in a small town and psychiatric help isn't available 3) Society thinks people who get help are total psychos

Any suggestions would be appreciated because at this stage I just end up crying grossly because I can't focus while I'm studying and I really don't want to end up on the streets haha.
 

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Hi chiisus, for many people dp and dr are a reaction to stress, and that can build up over a long period of time. It sounds like you are under a lot of pressure academically. It must be difficult not having access to any therapy or psychiatric help.

Are there any alternatives you might be able to explore to help you manage your stress levels in a round-about way? For instance, when I think of India I think of Yoga and traditional Ayurvedic medicine (I used to take ashwagandha).
 

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Hi chiisus, for many people dp and dr are a reaction to stress, and that can build up over a long period of time. It sounds like you are under a lot of pressure academically. It must be difficult not having access to any therapy or psychiatric help.

Are there any alternatives you might be able to explore to help you manage your stress levels in a round-about way? For instance, when I think of India I think of Yoga and traditional Ayurvedic medicine (I used to take ashwagandha).
I've tried meditation and yoga out, I usually try something called 'anulom vilom' which is a breathing exercise to ground myself. But it isn't really, how do I put this.... enough?

I have not tried out ayurvedic medicines however. I will definitely do some research on it and try it out. Thanks for the suggestion
 

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Hi chiisus, for many people dp and dr are a reaction to stress, and that can build up over a long period of time. It sounds like you are under a lot of pressure academically. It must be difficult not having access to any therapy or psychiatric help.

Are there any alternatives you might be able to explore to help you manage your stress levels in a round-about way? For instance, when I think of India I think of Yoga and traditional Ayurvedic medicine (I used to take ashwagandha).
also, how did ashwagandha work out for you?
 

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I think that's good you have tried yoga and meditation, and practice a breathing exercise. I understand what you mean when you say it doesn't really seem enough, but I think if you do it regularly as part of your routine it could benefit you in a gentle, gradual way.

If I remember, ashwagandha is said to support your system under times of stress and calm you down. I remember finding it relaxing :)
 

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I'm sorry man :/

I agree with everything Phantasm said too! :)
 
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