A lot of my friends have experienced it briefly or have recurrent transient dp feelings.
As for my family, my Dad's side has a history of depression and anxiety, and his brother describes his panic attacks as if really he has dp. I would love to chat to him and help him, because I am sure he has no idea what it is or has any support. The only problem is, none of my family know about my dp, let alone that I have panic attacks or anxiety. It would shock them and I don't want to them to worry. Though sometimes I do wish I could talk to them, mainly ask them questions about what their versions of certain events are, like my first panic attack. My, Dad depsite the family genetics, is free from anything like this, except he had ocd briefly when he was very young. My Mum is a bit of a nervous person too, but nothing like dp. But then I don't know - she may, I'd love to ask but I don't know where to start? She would worry about me or blame herself and I don't want her too. It's not that I'm not close to my parents, but I do have trouble telling them if I feel sad or any negative feelings, and I have always joked about stuff like that. I am honest with them and wear my heart on my sleeve, though only in a positive format. I am also known as the family hypochondriac and play up to it, spouting the latest information on illnesses and declaring I have it! It's a bit of a joke, that I guess I'm hiding behind. How did you all tell your family? Is it worth telling them? What are the benefits? Sorry if this is off topic.