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Is it genetic?

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My mom had dpdr from 17yo to 26yo. My only brother still suffers from it since he was 16yo and I'm almost 100% recovered but I have been struggling with it for the last 3 years since I was 19yo.
My brother and I dont want to have biological children. We strongly believe it has to do with our genes, so this nonsense ends with us. I won't be responsable for passing this on.
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The thing about DPDR is that it's very hard to explain or understand. So I wouldn't be surprised at all if a lot of DPDR suffers' parents had it but mistook it for depression or something else.

My mom had episodes of DP when she was around my age when I first experienced it. She said the "looking down from a balloon at myself" thing happened to her once or twice.

For me however it went from episodes to permanent everlasting state with a colorful salad of symptoms.

As others said, I do think a lot of the cases are genetic and the environment triggers it. I think it would be easier to "unlearn" DPDR if it was purely environmental, or is it ever really? :)

Maybe chronic DPDR where nothing seems to work to "get rid" of it is stubborn because of genetic predisposition, while the episodic type caused by trauma is more environmental.
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