I was raised religious, and I think that messed with my head and contributed to my dp issues, but I wouldn't call it mind control per se.
The problem is, in any religious home (or athiest home, or anywhere) we are told things that we are supposed to just accept as reality. If we accept this and never question it, that's all fine and dandy. But if you grow up and question what you were told is real, it can mess with your head. It can also make you feel very distanced from friends and family if they are all a part of the reality you are now questioning/denying.
Is it mind control? Maybe. But I think it happens to every child who ever grows up. We can just identify what reality we were given, and now question, whereas someone who wasn't raised religious doesn't have such a specific idea of what ideas they question. Does that make any sense at all?
I can definately see a connection here. My family wasn't a devout religious family, but society also expects certian things, and this brings me back to the gay issue. When friends, family, church, even school constantly enforce the idea that being gay is wrong or sick or a sin, and you start to realize that you are gay, it can completely throw your worldview and feelings off balance. In a way it is mind control, "gay is bad, gay is sinful, gay is wrong," and then you have to realize that they are wrong, but it isn't easy. And believe me, I'm still struggling with this little bit of societal crap, and there is so much more to work on. So i definately think that beliefs and thoughts instilled into you can cause problems with dp/dr.
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