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I have suffered on and off with DP for 11 years, this episode has lasted 11 weeks so far. My main symptom is that I completely lose my identity and have "who am i" constantly going around in my head. I have had feelings of my identity coming back. But at the moment who am I still bothers me and I don't feel I have my full identity back yet? Does this make sense to anyone. I just feel I don't know who I am. Everyone around me seems normal and ok, I just don't feel like me, my whole identity isn't here. I am a bit scared as as I have got older when I have had episodes they are taking me longer to come out of. This one has lasted 10 weeks so far, (the trauma of my cat going missing and dying caused this one), the one before lasted 7 weeks, before that 4 weeks, and I am a bit worried that each one I get is taking me longer to come out of. I am frightened I won't come out of it this time. But saying that I feel 50% like me and 50% DP'd. Is it right that as you start to recover your identity comes back bit by bit??