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haha. well, university girl... I have been diagnosed with DP disorder by a specialist in DP research. I'm no doctor, but I've read a lot of your posts, and believe me YOU have DP. Not that you needed my opinion, but it was free of charge, anyway! :) My guess is that you're not going to learn a lot more about DP from just seeing a doctor. Most of the insight I've got has been from my years and years reading about philosophies concerning "self" and this website!
 

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haha. well, university girl... I have been diagnosed with DP disorder by a specialist in DP research. I'm no doctor, but I've read a lot of your posts, and believe me YOU have DP. Not that you needed my opinion, but it was free of charge, anyway! :) My guess is that you're not going to learn a lot more about DP from just seeing a doctor. Most of the insight I've got has been from my years and years reading about philosophies concerning "self" and this website!
 

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this reply was suppose to go under university girls poll. I don't know why a new topic was create
 

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this reply was suppose to go under university girls poll. I don't know why a new topic was create
 

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haha. well, university girl... I'm no doctor, but I've read a lot of your posts, and believe me YOU have DP.
Hey DrPepper. Thanks for your free of charge opinion. :) I know that I have DP (haven't been diagnosed but feel I don't need to be) but I was just wondering how many of us have actually had a diagnosis...I am concerned about the lack of knowledge of DP among physicians. Also, perhaps a new topic was started cause you clicked "new topic" accidently instead of "post reply"?

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DrPepper said:
haha. well, university girl... I'm no doctor, but I've read a lot of your posts, and believe me YOU have DP.
Hey DrPepper. Thanks for your free of charge opinion. :) I know that I have DP (haven't been diagnosed but feel I don't need to be) but I was just wondering how many of us have actually had a diagnosis...I am concerned about the lack of knowledge of DP among physicians. Also, perhaps a new topic was started cause you clicked "new topic" accidently instead of "post reply"?

-university girl
 

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yeah that was probably what happened. ;)

but I certainly know what you mean about the medical profession not knowing much about DP. I spent two decades without a real diagnosis and had to first diagnose myself. then I sought out an expert to get it official. He couldn't tell me much that I hadn't already read. He offered me drugs. I took cypramil for a few months. It didn't fix things, but I think I did obsess about myself less.
 

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yeah that was probably what happened. ;)

but I certainly know what you mean about the medical profession not knowing much about DP. I spent two decades without a real diagnosis and had to first diagnose myself. then I sought out an expert to get it official. He couldn't tell me much that I hadn't already read. He offered me drugs. I took cypramil for a few months. It didn't fix things, but I think I did obsess about myself less.
 

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I really think I would have diagnosed myself much earlier if the Internet had existed when I first got DP. Unfortunately I didn't start surfing the world wide web until 1995, 15 years after it started.
 

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I really think I would have diagnosed myself much earlier if the Internet had existed when I first got DP. Unfortunately I didn't start surfing the world wide web until 1995, 15 years after it started.
 

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uni girl you want to know the WEIRD thing? and I mean frickin' weird?

when I had my breakdown, I couldn't believe anybody when they said it was just depression or anxiety. So I did some google searches for my symptoms (emotional numbness) and I came across a question on a messageboard "Is paxil good for depersonalization?"

And, right then, I KNEW.

I F*CKING KNEW.

The inescapable truth. I saw the word and it was it..i wasn't myself. I knew what it was I knew that I had it. I remember first reading about it three years ago, thinking there was no hope, I was surely in a trap now, but at the same time thinking it wasn't really happening and that I would wake up okay.

Amazing isn't it?

(BTW there IS hope...I'm feeling WAY better than I did back then. I think I'm ok, even.)
 

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uni girl you want to know the WEIRD thing? and I mean frickin' weird?

when I had my breakdown, I couldn't believe anybody when they said it was just depression or anxiety. So I did some google searches for my symptoms (emotional numbness) and I came across a question on a messageboard "Is paxil good for depersonalization?"

And, right then, I KNEW.

I F*CKING KNEW.

The inescapable truth. I saw the word and it was it..i wasn't myself. I knew what it was I knew that I had it. I remember first reading about it three years ago, thinking there was no hope, I was surely in a trap now, but at the same time thinking it wasn't really happening and that I would wake up okay.

Amazing isn't it?

(BTW there IS hope...I'm feeling WAY better than I did back then. I think I'm ok, even.)
 

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uni girl you want to know the WEIRD thing? and I mean frickin' weird?

when I had my breakdown, I couldn't believe anybody when they said it was just depression or anxiety. So I did some google searches for my symptoms (emotional numbness) and I came across a question on a messageboard "Is paxil good for depersonalization?"

And, right then, I KNEW.

I F*CKING KNEW.

The inescapable truth. I saw the word and it was it..i wasn't myself. I knew what it was I knew that I had it. I remember first reading about it three years ago, thinking there was no hope, I was surely in a trap now, but at the same time thinking it wasn't really happening and that I would wake up okay.

Amazing isn't it?

(BTW there IS hope...I'm OK now)
 

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uni girl you want to know the WEIRD thing? and I mean frickin' weird?

when I had my breakdown, I couldn't believe anybody when they said it was just depression or anxiety. So I did some google searches for my symptoms (emotional numbness) and I came across a question on a messageboard "Is paxil good for depersonalization?"

And, right then, I KNEW.

I F*CKING KNEW.

The inescapable truth. I saw the word and it was it..i wasn't myself. I knew what it was I knew that I had it. I remember first reading about it three years ago, thinking there was no hope, I was surely in a trap now, but at the same time thinking it wasn't really happening and that I would wake up okay.

Amazing isn't it?

(BTW there IS hope...I'm OK now)
 
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