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this is a rather unusual thread I guess but also interesting I think

do you think dr/dp influences your face like for example having sad eyes ? or in any other way ?

this photo of me I took in one of the hardest periods of my dp . on this particular day I felt somewhat okay but not many days later I landed in the psychiatric emergency again

I think you can see the exhaustion and sadness in my face . when I look at this photo it remembers of pure suffering and sadness

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I'm not sure bro. When I look at you in the picture you I see a normal person haha. No sadness or fatigue by any means. Your face looks neutral (which isn't a surprise ofcourse because neutral is usually all we get as being dp'd).

Its funny because when I left for a sickleave from work and returned after a couple months (my dp became really bad at that point) colleagues told me I looked better then ever when in fact I felt the worse I'v ever felt in my life.... Maybe because I was acting to be EXTRA normal...

Also when I look at my own pictures I can see the emptiness and sadness in my eyes, but other people (like my parents) don't see a damn thing..

It's probably because we know how we felt at that point when the picture was taken, we are able to look deeper into our own eyes.

So, i'd say you look good, healthy and above all hygienic!! Take that for some positivity mate :)
 

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well... ever since i got dpdr, everyone comments on how emotionless and tired my face looks like, when it shouldnt (i'm 18). and so i dont smile in pictures, because thats the only way i look "normal", if i try to smile, it looks weird.

also, isnt it weird to look at your own pictures? its like you're looking at someone else
 
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My dp was comorbid with major depression. An episode featured severe insomnia and anxiety with significant weight loss. If you are unable to sleep for weeks on end,

and you lose more than 15% of your body weight.....your face tells the story. Gaunt, bags under eyes, no lights on in the kitchen.
 

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Not really. DPD is unfair like that. We can never quite reflect how it feels for us, unlike other disorders.

Sometimes I look in the mirror trying to find something that shows my disassociation, that I don't feel like I'm looking at myself 100%, but it's just a person.

But, I think if it wasn't a picture, and it was in person it may be different.. because something about these micro expressions and the way you carry yourself can say something.

A friend used to call me a 'zombie' in college because I always looked dead to them (good! I felt dead)
 

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I try my best to look my best. I had a photo taken last summer when I was really bad. Lost all my muscle mass so my posture was hunched, eyes were sunken. Call myself 'golum' when I'm in that state. Ordered the photo be taken down cos I see nothing of value in remembering such pain
 
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