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Hi there,
I am a 20 year old man who was experiencing intense episodes of depersonalisation followed by subtle floods of derealisation for roughly four years.

It all started when I would smoke marijuana to cope with the stress from my secondary school work. I developed anxiety at first and this blossomed into full blown DR, even when I was not stoned. It then became a self-perpetuating viscous cycle where by the more I would smoke to reduce my anxiety the more DR'd I would become. Unfortunately at the time I could not link the two to cause and effect and developed a non organic psychosis with DP and DR symptoms.

This spiralling loop occurred for three years. I'm not sure if I should post this in the schizophrenia section or in this community but nevertheless this is how my health problems occurred.
 

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there is no schizophrenia section here and it sounds like a "normal" debut of drug induced depersonalisation to me. Almost all gets high levels of anxiety at outset, fear of going psychotic or other mental hypochondria like thinking that the high levels of anxiety has caused a brain damage.
 
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