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In my own experience, days or weeks.

Some people report blank mind / emotional numbness. This seems to happen when emotions are repressed because they're so overwhelmingly painful. (It's not really possible to selectively repress the negative. Joy has to go with suffering.)

However, I think emotions are necessary to recover quickly. In the normal state, your emotions are wholly engaged with the world, and there is a healthy balance between positive and negative.

If I completely eliminate anxiety, how long can do last on its own for
 

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Thanks, since posting that I already feel 90% better, hopefully I'll be 100% soon but I've learnt not to rush the process
 

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I've been giving a lot of thought to the small minority of chronic cases like yours. I'm no psychologist or neuroscientist, and I am not familiar with the current literature on DP/DR. (Most of my understanding is grounded in my own experience and reflections, but also the work of a couple of lesser known researchers in psychology whose (neglected) ideas I connected to DP/DR.) However, I am certain there is a solution, and that you will be freed from DP/DR. Probably within the next few years, and hopefully a lot sooner.

You've probably answered the following questions many times before. If there are any particular posts I should check out, let me know.

Does anything affect the intensity of your DP/DR? Or is it so constant that there is never the least detectable variation?

In all this time, has it ever passed for a brief time? (I recall Alterbridger mentioning that after a marathon EFT session, his DP/DR completely lifted for a minute.)

Do you ever feel much anxiety in everyday life? (Public speaking, interviews, that kind of thing.)

Do you live a relatively normal life (emotionally) aside from the perceptual disturbances of DP/DR and other physical health issues?

I eliminated 100% of my panic attacks & 99% of my anxiety 8 years ago (by quitting caffeine), but the DP/DR has remained 24/7 & is unaffected by this. That said, life is generally a lot better without panic attacks & anxiety as you can imagine.
 

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In my own experience, days or weeks.

Some people report blank mind / emotional numbness. This seems to happen when emotions are repressed because they're so overwhelmingly painful. (It's not really possible to selectively repress the negative. Joy has to go with suffering.)

However, I think emotions are necessary to recover quickly. In the normal state, your emotions are wholly engaged with the world, and there is a healthy balance between positive and negative.
i am literally the worlds least anxious person. anxiety doesnt even make sense to me. and im still in this shit 4 years strong.
 

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I have an average level of anxiety, maybe slightly higher than average.

That anxiety is alien to you might be a significant clue. My own experiences with DP/DR lead me to believe it involves a disorder of the emotions. I think it requires an active, strong emotional life to reassert the connections between your self and reality. In DP/DR, the emotions seem to have been displaced.

i am literally the worlds least anxious person. anxiety doesnt even make sense to me. and im still in this shit 4 years strong.
 
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