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I have been undergoing neurofeedback for about a month now. For those who don't know, look it up because it is too complicated to explain lol. I got my brain mapped and what the Dr told me was very interesting. I don't know if this pertains to every person who has DPD, but he told me that my brain switches between hyper-vigilance and dissociation. The two try to balance each other out, so when I dissociate, it is my brain trying to calm the hyper vigilance (explained simply). I thought that this was interesting as it reminds me of bipolar disorder, which I know is not anything like DPD, save that the brain swings between two extreme opposites.

Anyways, do you feel like you are this way? That your DPD is the result of hyper-vigilance? Personally, I've always been very sensitive to my surroundings and rather jumpy. Am I the only one?
 

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I have been undergoing neurofeedback for about a month now. For those who don't know, look it up because it is too complicated to explain lol. I got my brain mapped and what the Dr told me was very interesting. I don't know if this pertains to every person who has DPD, but he told me that my brain switches between hyper-vigilance and dissociation. The two try to balance each other out, so when I dissociate, it is my brain trying to calm the hyper vigilance (explained simply). I thought that this was interesting as it reminds me of bipolar disorder, which I know is not anything like DPD, save that the brain swings between two extreme opposites.

Anyways, do you feel like you are this way? That your DPD is the result of hyper-vigilance? Personally, I've always been very sensitive to my surroundings and rather jumpy. Am I the only one?
Hyper vigilance to dissociation is an excellent way to describe it....Also known as fight or flight mode....

That jumpiness in familiar surroundings is Fight mode...Constantly aware of possible danger...

Then when our minds tune out (Dissociate) on us thats flight mode....Our minds are basically saying..... "Sorry info overload....Im stepping out of here for a while"
 

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Never had my brain mapped like this nor had neuro feedback performed (sounds intriguing though, but not sure what practical applications it could have, and therefore might not be worth the cost), but I can definitely say this is what it feels like for me. Switching between hypervigilence and complete dissociation. That pretty much describes my entire existence right there.
 
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