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I've been without a job for 1? years because of DP and anxiety. I would like to get a half time job, but feel insecure about it. Maybe I should wait and see if this DP-thing goes away?

Do you have DP? Do you go to work? How do you manage?
 

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i have dp......i was suppose to start work at the onset of it....but chickened out.....there are people here though that work and find that it helps as it keeps your mind occupied....presume its up to personal choice
 

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for me, when in a state of full blown dp it's not possible to function, existing second by second being virtually unbearable. however as soon as dp has subsided sufficiently to go to work i believe the routine and distraction of work goes a long way to help in recovering further, as it is at this stage that my mind starts to try and make sense of what just happened and therefore the danger of obsessively self monitoring comes into play.
I've had two full blown dp episodes(the first being mre intense) and have been able on both occasions to drop out for a bit unnoticed, the first time i took time out of university and the second happened to coincide with the summer holidays so i returned to work as usual, if a stone and a half lighter, after the holidays. The first few weeks returning to work this september were very difficult but i do believe that persevering has helped in recovery.
so my advice would be to give it a go. :) best of luck
 
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i want to work but i think im bipolar or somthing, sometimes i will just get motivated to work and make money and do all this positive stuff, then the next day i wont even leave my room
 
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