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So I went to my therapist today, finally, after about two months, and he seems to think that this is all chemical. When I tried to tell him that I thought maybe there could be some underlying emotional things, issues I have "festering", he basically told me that everyone has these issues, but for those of us with chemical imbalances, the dp and dr gets worse. I'm starting to doubt this though, becuase I have been on medications for eight years and the dp keeps creeping back in, even when i'm otherwise "normal". Any ideas on how to approach the idea of other types of therapy with him? (ie, cognitive behavioral, or looking mroe into the unconcious/whatever?)
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Stick to your guns. If he's a good therapist and your arguments make sense, he should at least be able to see your point of view.

The only advice I could give is the general one of going in there with plenty of information at the ready. If your therapist sees that you know what you're talking about they're much more likely to listen.

If not, then you can always get another therapist.
Was it on the NHS, Martin?

I went to an NHS psychiatrist about 3 times and, like you, I didn't find it very useful. She simply wanted to attribute everything to short-term stressors that I didn't even care about and didn't feel stressed from at all.
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