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Sorry if this has been asked before...

Do you know of any other disorders (excluding schizophrenia and general anxiety) which are characterized in part by derealization? Thanks.
 
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I used to have moderate HPPD (hallucinogen persisting perceptual disorder) where I had acid visuals for about 6 months straight...and that is like an elevated DR. Heh...if apathy is a disorder, DR has sure given me a huge fucking dose of that.
 

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Hey people... so here I am concluding that there are no other disorders with DR as a symptom. Should I conclude this???
 
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Certainly could be a "rare form of schizophrenia" (although I have not heard of such a thing, that is no reason to assume it doesn't exist).

Or.....it could be a VERY COMMON form of Obsessional Anxiety Disorder with dissociative and somatic symptoms. This VERY COMMON type of disorder will include feelings of unreality, delusional thoughts of paranoia and powerful obsessions. The person may also have all kinds of "odd" physical sensations, sensory disturbances, (visual, auditory, etc.). And if on top of this common problem, the poor person in question also had used a rec drug prior to all this happening to their mind, it makes PERFECT sense that the person is also under a kind of "post-trauma" response on top of the rest of this horror.

Could it be "a rare form" of schizophrenia? Sure. It could also be a rare form of early menopause. Or a rare form of flu. Or a rare form of muscular dystrophy. ANYthing could be "a rare form of" anything.

But why would we assume anything is a "rare form of..." some serious condition when the symptoms all point to a COMMON problem that falls neatly into the Anxiety and dissociative arena.

Doctors make very odd choices sometimes.
Get a second opinion.
I just have no words, lol....truly. no words
 

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Hey people... so here I am concluding that there are no other disorders with DR as a symptom. Should I conclude this???
No, I think there are probably many other disorders, but I can't think of them. I know one guy who no longer posts here had narcolepsy and that was treated and the DR improved -- someone correct me on that.

There is also a woman kcs who doesn't post here now as she has a new baby bless 'er, who had endocrine problems and had only DR.

I don't know enough about illnesses outside the mental health/neurological field that would express DR, but those are at least two examples and I'd think there's be more.
 

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Well, I wouldn't call the flu a disorder, but I notice that when I have a fever I get crazy DR. Even during my 10 years without DP, whenever I got a fever, I got that DR-like delirium until the fever left.

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