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Isn't this normal ?

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Hi all- stumbled across descriptions of DP and DR and realised that I have had these experiences from time to time for as long as I can remember. I tend to feel as everything is not real, and I am somebody else- like watching a movie. I've never been frightened. I thought this was quite normal. Isn't it ?
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Yes! It's quite normal. Fixating on it and prolonging the experience is what is not normal. "Buying into" it is not normal. Using it as an escape is not normal.

What I think some people don't see is that DP/DR may well be a side-effect of the anxiety response. For me, that's what it was, and I think it is the same for many others.
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