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I’m pretty sure I have depersonalisation but I’m worried that it could be something else. I have episodes that last a couple of minutes, I start to feel disconnected and then I start to panic and I begin to feel out of my body and that nothing is real and everything seems alien and really scary. This only lasts a few minutes and then I start to come out of it. My girlfriend says that when I go into these states I go very tense and my eyes start to tear and my mouth is open and I occasionally start drooling,I don’t know if this is a normal thing in depersonalisation or not and after it happens I don’t really have much memory of it. Other times it lasts longer and I’m in a kind of unreal daze and I start to tear up and I don’t really know what’s going on. Does this sound like depersonalisation or something else?
 

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Does this sound like depersonalisation or something else?
It sounds like a seizure. Some kinds of epilepsy, like temporal lobe epilepsy can cause depersonalization. Get an EEG.
 
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I agree with TDX. Sounds like a petit mal or mini seizure to me. Especially if it is not precipitated by anxious thoughts or drug use. Get that checked out.
 

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Its possibly panic attacks....The symptoms can vary between individuals...For instance the drooling you are talking about maybe specific to you...BUT panic attacks are generally very frightening and you do tend to remember the experience of having them as opposed to the way you have said you kinda black out for a few minutes with these episodes you are having...

Depersonalization can evolve out of panic attacks as well as other physical seizures etc but it normally turns into a constant state of mind that is there 24/7 for most people when it initially becomes a problem...

If you had Depersonalization it would be a constant thing that you would find extremely difficult if not impossible to pull yourself out of...The fact that these episodes seem to be temporary for you makes me think its NOT Depersonalization in the sense of it being at the disorder level...Its possible though that its co morbid milder DP related to another condition....

Definitely go see the doctor and have yourself checked over physically first of all to rule out anything like mini seizures etc....

Also remember that the internet is full of scare mongering when it comes to health issues...The fact is everybody is different and just because you have a certain set of symptoms doesnt mean you have a certain condition....

Its up to professional doctors to decide whats exactly wrong with you not a bunch of strangers on the internet...Take everything you read on the internet as regards your health whether it be physical or mental with a big pinch of salt....

Take care of yourself and if by any chance you do have Depersonalization just be aware that it is NOT dangerous and you will NOT go crazy from it...Depersonalization is basically anxiety in its extreme form....Its not gonna develop into any other crazy psychological condition, Your not gonna lose your mind, And most if not all people get over it in time....

Big indicators of having DP are feeling constantly distant and different from your normal self and also becoming seriously obsessive about your symptoms to the extent that they cause you to panic and feel frightened constantly....

DP only becomes a stand alone disorder when it becomes incapacitating...Trust me when you are truly DPed the panic and fear and depression and intrusive thinking and obsessions will literally leave you unable to function...

My own personal opinion is that if DP symptoms are not leaving you literally incapacitated mentally you dont actually have it as a disorder...Which in turn means what you are experiencing is transient DP symptoms that are co morbid with another physical condition possibly...

Go to a doctor and get thoroughly checked over before jumping to any conclusions...Doctors know best...
 

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I also forgot to mention that if you are using any illegal drugs like weed etc you MUST stop for your own good....I would also stay away from alcohol...When it comes to any kind of mental health worries or conditions the worst thing in the world anybody can do is put drugs and alcohol into their system...

In fact the reason half the people on here have developed DP is down to smoking weed as well as abusing other drugs like alcohol...

Unfortunately young people seem to think they are bulletproof when it comes to drugs and alcohol and alot of them have the classic "It wont ever happen to me" attiftude....

Honestly drugs and alcohol are a no no when it comes to mental and physical conditions which are particularly related to the mind...
 
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