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I started experiencing severe DPDR about 2 months ago, and I'm 17 years old.

Since then, I've been experiencing a sort of memory problem where my recent memories feel distant, like they happened a very very long time ago even though they only happened a few hours ago.

This has gotten worse to the point where by the end of the day I can't recall memories of waking up in the morning or what I did for the first few hours of the day.

If I think about them enough or trace my mind backwards from where I currently am, the memories come back, but they still feel very distant, and not like they happened earlier in the day at all.

This is terrifying to me, and I'm convinced that I have dementia.

Cognitively, I can still learn things fine and am performing well in school, my grades haven't dropped and I don't have a problem recalling things that I've learnt, it's just the recall of the memories themselves that won't come to me

This causes me to panic constantly and I feel like I'm going to lose my memory completely and go into a state of total cognitive decline.

Has anyone else experienced this and could it in fact be DPDR, or does it sound like something more serious.

Please Please help
 

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I started experiencing severe DPDR about 2 months ago, and I'm 17 years old.
Since then, I've been experiencing a sort of memory problem where my recent memories feel distant, like they happened a very very long time ago even though they only happened a few hours ago.
This has gotten worse to the point where by the end of the day I can't recall memories of waking up in the morning or what I did for the first few hours of the day.
If I think about them enough or trace my mind backwards from where I currently am, the memories come back, but they still feel very distant, and not like they happened earlier in the day at all.
This is terrifying to me, and I'm convinced that I have dementia.
Cognitively, I can still learn things fine and am performing well in school, my grades haven't dropped and I don't have a problem recalling things that I've learnt, it's just the recall of the memories themselves that won't come to me
This causes me to panic constantly and I feel like I'm going to lose my memory completely and go into a state of total cognitive decline.
Has anyone else experienced this and could it in fact be DPDR, or does it sound like something more serious.
Please Please help
I do also experience this from time to time, for example when I wake up in the morning I feel as if hundreds of years have passed since yesterday's night, and when I think about what I did yesterday I also feel those memories to be distant
 

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I've experienced all sorts of memory fuckery because of DPDR, like you it started relatively simple and my memories just felt 'off', then i started to experience mental pain when i tried to think of what i was doing earlier in the day. For me my memories started to feel as if they weren't my own, and unfortunately i ended up with extreme anxiety from spending too much time in my head,and now I have a huge anxiety from the experience which feels very surreal. My advice would be to accept your current mental state for what it is with the knowledge that it is just dp. I worried a lot over the years about Alzheimers because my dad had it so i did freak out that i was on the road to it too. But no it has nothing to do with dementia. Dementia anxiety is very common with memory problems but no it's nothing to do with it
 
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