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Is DP/DR dangerous????

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Is derealization/depersonalization dangerous?!?! Like can it turn into some other mental illness or phsycially harm you??

Thanks for any replies!
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When you ask is it dangerous, I'm guessing you mean "Is it gonna make you go crazy?" "Is it physically harming me?" "Is it a progressive organic illness?"

No, no, no.

It's from anxiety. It's from trauma. It's not some brain disease or anything. Take care of the anxiety or w/e is bothering you, (mainly fear) and the DP cannot survive.

That's my theory and I'm stickin' to it.
Martinelv said:
While DR/DP is sometimes a symptom of psychotic disorders, in the vast vast VAST majority of cases, it's not. So don't worry about that, please.
Is it true that DP/DR occurs after the initial psychotic break? i.e. A vivid hallucination or something like this?
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