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"Depersonalization is a comparatively rare disease in the psychiatric field. Particularly, its occurrence in early adolescence or even before seems to be quite uncommon.
We have observed 120 cases of depersonalization, of which only 16 cases had their onset before the age of 15.”
I saw the study above and ive had this as long as i can remember- im 16 years old right now
 

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Where do you have this from?
 

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"Depersonalization is a comparatively rare disease in the psychiatric field. Particularly, its occurrence in early adolescence or even before seems to be quite uncommon.
We have observed 120 cases of depersonalization, of which only 16 cases had their onset before the age of 15.”
I saw the study above and ive had this as long as i can remember- im 16 years old right now
Bro this study was made in the 80s at that time the amount of data available about dpdr was almost none. The psychiatrist community definitely change their view about the onset age about dpdr. Actually if you see the new studies they will show that dpdr is more common to start in teenages than adults.
 

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Bro this study was made in the 80s at that time the amount of data available about dpdr was almost none. The psychiatrist community definitely change their view about the onset age about dpdr. Actually if you see the new studies they will show that dpdr is more common to start in teenages than adults.
It was seen to start at ages 16 And is said by mayo clinic that is still rare for it to occur before age 16 And even more rare after 25 years old
 

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Bro this study was made in the 80s at that time the amount of data available about dpdr was almost none. The psychiatrist community definitely change their view about the onset age about dpdr. Actually if you see the new studies they will show that dpdr is more common to start in teenages than adults.
There are contradictory results. While some samples found a mean age of onset around the age 16, other studies found a mean age of onset of around 22 years.
 

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Based on the people I've talked to online I think people who get it before adolescence are certainly not the majority but are not a tiny minority either. You're far from alone in how you experience DP/DR.
Also I don't think depersonalization is actually that rare - it's just incredibly underdiagnosed and underresearched. Dissociation is something most people will experience at some point, and I would not be surprised if a couple % of people had DP/DR.
 
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