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I had an email from somebody who knows about DP, and I was saying how mine is caused by trauma/anxiety and how each episode I have had has got longer, he wrote this back and it has frightened me a lot:-

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Well, Like many DP people, you sound intelligent and analytical. All
you have said makes sense, and I do think the move to the tricyclic will help in time.
Sometimes, it occurs to me, DPD may itself be cyclical, and worsen with each repeated cycle. This seems to be the case with depression. So I would give some thought to a maintenance dosage of the best med, to be on guard for the time when the cycle is due again. It may not necessarily be linked to specific events at this point. Often DPD develops a life of its own regardless of what life events come or go. Initially it may have been set off because of some even coupled with your natural predisposition to it. But once that happens, it
seems more likely to me, based on the research and the zillions of
people i've discussed it with, that it does indeed have a life cycle of its own, with a
propensity for each episode to be more severe. I could be wrong, of
course. But this is where the evidence points, which is why it is very wise to build up a chemical "floor" of safety for those times when it is due to erupt again.
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He's quite right. That's true of what is called "major depression," anyway.

The bad times get progressively worse. Usually.

But if you are interested, why don't you do your own research?
 

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so I thought having CBT and changing my way of thinking and behaviour to try and stop getting DP'd won't help??

So am I just a ticking time bomb waiting to go off again?

I thought having CBT and meds and reducing my anxiety/trauma levels would stop the DP from kicking in?

Is there no hope then?

Mip
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I am really scared now.
 

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my first episode of dp was more severe that my second
 

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Who is that guy? That is just not true,(period).
 

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Please do not be frightened, this person states he could be wrong, I would say yes he is wrong. Unless he has one hundred percent proof of this then I would not believe what you are reading. Sometimes people will express their views which is fine but you have to say to yourself it is just a view it does not mean it is fact. Many people express what they think regarding this illness. It does not mean that they are right.

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