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I keep hearing about medication as a remedy. For me, I don't think pharmaceuticals have anything to do with DP results. DP is usually related to depression and severe anxiety.

There are new therapies right now that work on the anxious thinking that created DP/DR.

I have a Psychiatrist who thinks of natural ways to deal with this. There are a couple of new therapies to help your overanxious and overthinking mind.

For me, drugs have been more harmful than beneficial and I don't like taking chemicals which are foreign to the human body. I'm currently using meditation to eliminate the thinking which causes DP and anxiety. It's keeping me from ruminating so much.

DP is a mind issue, not a brain one, at least from my decades of trying it all.
 

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Thank you but I was taught to meditate by a psychologist who knew very well of the depersonalization. He had also experienced it for having PTSD. Every therapist or article about anxiety I've read also recommends mindful meditation.

Anxiety is made worse by thinking about it and trying to figure it out. With the meditation, it slows down the extraneous thoughts. I began about eight years ago and it kept me relaxed even between meditations. He gave me a CD with Yoga Nidra which gets so relaxing it's almost to the sleep state. You're still always aware of the sounds and things around you. It helps you to become calm and not think about tomorrow and the past. It's well worth it. I only did it for a month or two and then we had to move into my mother's to care for her. She needed constant care so I did everything. I'm definitely under supervision by my Psychiatrist and therapist. It's really a common way to help with anxiety and depression which join DP.

My hypervigilance caused anxiety and this stops it even when you're done.
 

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I don't do CBT. It's too much thinking and writing and while in a severely anxious state that's rather impossible. I also think it's very old. There are better therapies that are specifically for trauma and anxiety now. ACT is Action and Commitment Therapy and also include meditation. I'll have to ask my doctor about the name of the one therapy. EMDR, and this other one are more anxiety and trauma focused. I grew up in an alcoholic home and that's very traumatizing. I not only grew up in an extremely dysfunctional family but my extended family as well. If you go to adultchildren.org you can see the traits of ACoAs.

I love mindfulness. It's good to stop the constant thinking and obsessing and try to live in the present moment. By that, I mean not a second before or after but just the only moment we are. I have many books and CDs about guided meditation. The CDs are to guide you through it but I no longer need it. All it means is that you solely focus on your breath. Is that what you were doing? Just wondering if it was the same as mindful meditation.
 
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