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dp/dr a form of psychosis? (just my thoughts)

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I've been thinking about this for a while. , they say that depersonalization is not psychosis. Psychosis is when you loose touch with reality--through delusions and/or hallucinations. But to me, it seems as if dp is "loosing touch with reality". It's like a tactile hallucination; feeling something that is not real. When i feel like i am outside my body, or like my body parts are distored and mixed up, or like i feel other people inside my body ,i am feelings something that is not real, right? And then, if i go on to believe that these things i'm feeling ARE real , then that is concidered a 'delusion', which is a form of psychosis.
with derealization, when i feel like i'm in a dream, or when i see things moving around: like they are flowing and pulsing and swaying back and fourth, i am seeing something that is not real. whether this is an hallucination or a very intense illusion, it is something that is not real. those things are not really moving. so, that right there seems to be a form of losing touch with reality. And, if i start to believe that things really are moving, and that i really am in a dream, then there's another delusion.

well...i just wanted to share that thought, because it's been going on inside my head for a while now. To me, it just doesn't make sense that dp and dr isn't also concidered a form of loosing touch with reality.

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I find this all very interesting. I have often wondered if I am schizophrenic. I still do even though doctors have assured me I am not cuz I don't see things that aren't there.

I have this belief... well I guess it's not really a belief cuz I am not certain of it... but I have often thought that maybe I was abducted by aliens as a child and this DP I experience is an experiment they are conducting on me. I think this is quite possible although I don't know for sure. So would this be a delusion? Cuz blackwinded says there's always a possibility she's wrong and yet she is still considered schizophrenic, so maybe I am too... or maybe that's not the reason for her diagnosis. Who knows... I guess it doesn't matter.

"I never really say that something is for certain." Describes me perfectly. For awhile I was seeing strange visions in my head, when it first happened I thought I was asleep, but then I realized I could go in and out of it as I wanted... it was like looking through a tunnel. My mother called my name a few times during it and I was able to come out of it and talk a minute and then close my eyes and go right back into it. It was kinda like a dream but not really. That doesn't happen anymore though. I think it's cuz of the meds I'm on now. I was either on different meds before or no meds.

Sorry to bore everyone with my rambling again.
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