the mere fact that youre wondering (if you are) if you have schizophrenia probably shows you dont have it. If DP/DR were a symptom of that, I don't think many of us would be here trying to rationalize these irrational feelings we have.
We may have things in common though; loneliness, anxiousness, irrational/ intrusive thoughts.
It's a symptom of depression, anxiety and ptsd.. panic disorder. Generalised anxiety disorder. The list could be bigger than that. Not only do kappa agonists cause dp in normal people but so does hyperventilation. Around 70% of all people have experienced dp/Dr at some point. So it is relatively common. It is always good to know if you have the disorder or another mental illness that could be causing it, because then you can treat that in the hope it helps. The disorder is harder to treat
Dp/dr as a standalone disorder is very rare. It is usually a symptom associated with things such as panic disorder and anxiety. It can be present in psychotic disorders though and is actually quite common in schizophrenia/psychosis. So yes, it can definitely be a part of schizophrenia however the criteria for that involves alot more than just dissociation, even though dp by itself is very similar to psychosis. Things to look out for would be strange thoughts, irratic sleeping patterns, cognitive decline, and social withdrawal.
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