Dreamer: No, you're absolutely wrong. It's anxiety. :lol: Just kidding. I know how that bugs you.
Actually, i do occassionaly dream in dp-vision as well, but i think that is just a case of me being anxious while i dream.
I have to say though Dreamer, i agree that it's very strange that for some this seems to be brought on by anxiety, whereas for you and a few others it seems (and i say "seems" only because i'm working with subjective data) to have a biological cause. I almost find it hard to believe that it can be caused by both nature and nurture. What other disorders are caused by either one or the other?
I've come to the point of giving up on debating Nature and Nurture. As many of my recent shrinks/fellow NAMI consumers/MHPs, etc. have said we can never really sort out Nature from Nurture in issues of mental health.
One of my shrinks said "40/60?, 50/50?, who knows! It doesn't matter at this point, let's get you functioning here, for the love of God!"
But it finally occured to me a while back ... several months back ... that I am almost positive I was born anxious, at minimum. Or rather this was part of my personality. Depression as well, and certainly the ability (or curse) to dissociate. I'm an overly sensitive person. Always have been.
My nutty family upbringing may have exacerbated my preexisting condition, or perhaps I inherited my problems from both parents (both very troubled) -- yet another variable!, it goes on and on.
The thing is, I am still ME. I am still Dreamer under all of this crap. I see the symptoms
I experience as a neuropsychiatric condition... you can't separate psychiatry/psychology from neurology or cognition, etc.
Also, here's the Nature/Nurture example I always bring up....
For those who smoke cigarettes ... :shock: (I'm glad I never have -- or had a joint for that matter, I'd be long gone!)
1. Some are born to have lung cancer REGARDLESS of whether they smoke or not
2. Some are born to NEVER having lung cancer even if they smoke like maniacs
3. Some people are born with a PREDISPOSITION to lung cancer from smoking but:
a. If they don't smoke they won't get it
b. If they smoke they MIGHT
So Nature/Nurture is at work in biology all the time.
I am certain there are a combination of factors to everything. It's like Karma, or Mrs. O'Leary's cow knocking over the candle in the barn (or whatever, LOL) ...
Life is not simple, it is infinitely complex, and all sorts of things can go wrong with the human body from fetal development until we die.
Think of folks (a few who are being studied with fervor) who HAVE HIV but who have NEVER developed AIDS, etc., etc.
Sometimes I think, had I been born into the same family, but with a tougher predisposition, I'd have had PSYCHOLOGICAL issues, but not necessarily SYMPTOMS, perceptual disortions, anxiety, depression, etc.
End of lecture. 8)