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I noticed that all people who recovered from dp managed this trough therapeutic approaches. Can someone explain me why all research in DP is being done trough medical exploration and neuroresearch?? When I look at this site:
http://www.neurotransmitter.net/depersonalization.html

It totally destroys all therapeutic advices (i.e. from janine) and I can imagine people get freaked out by reading this kind of stuff thinking there is something wrong with their brain.

How is it possible that people recover when scientists are searching the cure in all sorts of medical threatments, and also never mention any possibility of recovering..? :?
 

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Unfortunately, that is the approach western medicine takes. Everything must have a scientific reason, which can be fixed, they assume it must be a chemical or whatever. They never take into account the spiritual or psychological approach. I'm not going to get all oriental, but i am a great believer in energy, and again, like you say most people here have been cured through therapeutic approaches, not necessarily through taking drugs. Positive energy, beliefs, thoughts whatever you want to call them are incredibly beneficial to recovery.
 
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The field of research is VERY specific and must, like any scientific testing process, adhere to very strict guidelines - they are experimenting on finding a med to help with a VERY specific disorder - DP Disorder, i.e., PRimary Depersonalization.

If, in fact, you have dp only - no anxiety, no depression, no obsessions, no phobias, no compulsions, or sleep disturbances, etc..ONLY DP, then yes, there is no evidence at all that psychotherapy can help.

However, if by chance, you have DP that is peppered with a variety of OTHER mental fun, then therapy is a great solution.

Keep in mind that research is always talking about something quite specific and they are being HIGHLY linear in the way they communicate findings. It's a feature of scientific experimentation and why it is NOT a good idea for laypersons to read all that material and assume findings or meanings that are untrue.
 

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JanineBaker said:
If, in fact, you have dp only - no anxiety, no depression, no obsessions, no phobias, no compulsions, or sleep disturbances, etc..ONLY DP, then yes, there is no evidence at all that psychotherapy can help.
Oh no Janine - I'm like that, I'm doomed. :shock: Well just kidding, I'm not desperate - I've become used to this icy wall of DP/DR so well during these fifteen years that it is my normal state now, and it doesn't bother me anymore. Thus I feel relieved... Indeed my current therapist is so clueless regarding DP/DR/other mental issues, that I'm pretty sure she couldn't help me anyway...
 
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