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Reasons why DP and DR are not well known

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Some guy who has DP and DR and sent me a petition to sign for awareness of this disorder on facebook. The main reason why it's not as well known as it should be is because there is one dissociative disorder that is given all the spotlight and that's DID, which was really a personality disorder before. I think it should have stayed that way. Maybe in the future it will switch to another kind of disorder and not be part of dissociative disorder anymore. The Numb movie didn't help since it was garbage. It's the worst mental disorder movie I ever seen and shouldn't exist.
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In my opinion it could be because DPDR is extremely difficult to explain, it seems too abastract and people who have never had it cannot picture what it could feel like. A lot of mental disorders are like that, but I think almost all of them are probably much more spectacular or visible form outside.
Also I don't think DID could take the spotlight away from DPDR for most people, since most people probably don't know that DPDR is a dissociation phenomenon.
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