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Hi guys, I experience dp dr on and off, when I do too much introspection and get hang on to the thoughts from buddhism like this is just my ego talking and there is no self, I completely get detached from the thoughts and experience those dp dr symptoms. But when I let go of those thoughts and just be myself and stop introspecting my thoughts I come back to normal. Does extreme introspection or even some irrational thoughts are able to create dp dr, how is this possible?
 

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Extreme introspection basically caused my dpdr 5 years ago. It lasted for about a year and I got 90% recovered. Now its back again and I cant NOT introspect. I think about reality every second. the only thing that I believe helps is doing things take take away your brainpower like building and creating stuff.

Videogames aswell somewhat but I feel like screens contribute to the "world feels flat/2D"
 

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Extreme introspection basically caused my dpdr 5 years ago. It lasted for about a year and I got 90% recovered. Now its back again and I cant NOT introspect. I think about reality every second. the only thing that I believe helps is doing things take take away your brainpower like building and creating stuff.

Videogames aswell somewhat but I feel like screens contribute to the "world feels flat/2D"
Hi, are you familiar with mindfulness or meditation? Those are great tool to stop thinking and coming back to the what's in front of you etc. Try it, I know the problem now and I have tools that I learned, you can search things to get out of your head too it's not impossible really there are too many options.
 

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My DPDR started as something just "on and off". Though I was terrified, especially in the complete detachment as if I were looking at myself up from a balloon, there were times where I looked in the mirror, and almost as if I summoned it. Summoned the unrecognition of myself I see in the mirror, and it gave me a certain mysterious feeling that, being the introspective questioning thinker I've always been, enjoyed it to an extent. Little did I know how much of hell it is for it to be for good. All the time. Chronic.

I noticed a lot of people on here share similar personality traits; being introspective, thinking a lot, questioning life, and introversion even. Makes me wonder even more about the roots of this unexplored disorder.
 

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Im in the same boat, dont even know if I have DP or just obsessive think about myself and check...

I did have a bad weed trip few weeks back but if I had not googled dp I probably would be back to my old self..
 

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Hi, are you familiar with mindfulness or meditation? Those are great tool to stop thinking and coming back to the what's in front of you etc. Try it, I know the problem now and I have tools that I learned, you can search things to get out of your head too it's not impossible really there are too many options.
I havent REALLY tried, but I feel like if I focus too much on reality I just get more feelings of dissasociation :/. Dont really know how to meditate and tbh kinda doubting that it works, atleast on me.
 
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