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Ever since I've gotten DP nearly 3 months ago, I experienced a definite loss of identity and sense of self. Since then I couldn't get rid of this feeling that I have in some way passed away, that I'm not even fully alive anymore. I now feel that my life is "over", gone and that it will only be bad from here on. Rationally seen it makes very little sense, considering I am just 19 years old and there were many things I looked forward to before all this went down. For example: Moving out and living on my own without my parents, however now in this state I can't imagine moving out or even living on my own.
 

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A lot of people that have DPDR feel this way, but once you get over it, you will forget those feelings and you will start to feel happy & motivated again. It's just a part of this illness, your feelings are warped by it, it's not the truth.
 

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Rationally, there's nothing wrong with your thinking. The feeling that life is "over" with DP makes perfect sense to me, as long as the feeling and its associated disabilities persist.

I just get annoyed when it is assumed that people with disorders of thinking are told that they are being irrational, when more often than not (and especially with DP) the problem is the opposite: we have an excess of reason, and have lost instinct and spontaneity.
 
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