For about a year I struggled to describe the symptoms to my stupid worthless psychiatrist (this was back when I was 17), while he played dumb and pretended that he didn't know what I was talking about.
When I was 18, I finally heard the word 'depersonalization' from a psychologist.
I struggled from the late 70's through the early 80's trying to cure it (to no avail). Then I gave up on that and just stopped thinking about it until the late 90's, when I finally went online.
I started doing internet searches on it (as well as Asperger's, my other big issue). Found scads of information on DP/DR, but nothing useful insofar as a cure.
I first started coming here just to lurk in the "Regaining Reality" and "Alternative Remedies" sections earlier this year (never imagined that I would ever actually join), to see if anyone had stumbled across anything brilliant.
But of course, to this day that hasn't happened. (But I can quote any movie now!)
At least there are other people who experience reality the same way I do that I can hang with online, and that's very comforting.