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Have you been diagnosed by a doctor as having (or had) DP Disorder?
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self-diagnosed, that's me... no other option really as I have a hard time finding anyone who's heard of DP disorder.
 

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self-diagnosed, that's me... no other option really as I have a hard time finding anyone who's heard of DP disorder.
 

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I had been seeing the current Dr. MHP (mental health professional) for a few months before I finally found out about depersonalization disorder. Before this, the closest thing that seemed to describe me was avoidant personality disorder. Of course he just said depression, and since it has been going on for so long, it was dysthymia.

So when I appeared in his office with a copy of the Simion pdf and said, "this is it," I meant it. We weren't going to debate, I had no interest in alternate explanations. I looked at him with as much seriousness as I could muster and said, "I'm telling you. This is it."

To him, I think, it really makes no difference. All he says about it is, "there's not very much out there."

At any rate this is my answer: no but I am sure. . .
 

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I had been seeing the current Dr. MHP (mental health professional) for a few months before I finally found out about depersonalization disorder. Before this, the closest thing that seemed to describe me was avoidant personality disorder. Of course he just said depression, and since it has been going on for so long, it was dysthymia.

So when I appeared in his office with a copy of the Simion pdf and said, "this is it," I meant it. We weren't going to debate, I had no interest in alternate explanations. I looked at him with as much seriousness as I could muster and said, "I'm telling you. This is it."

To him, I think, it really makes no difference. All he says about it is, "there's not very much out there."

At any rate this is my answer: no but I am sure. . .
 

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hi

i'm self diagnosed.

i have no doubt that i suffer from dp. however when i have gone to a doc i have not mentioned the word as i don't want it on my record. last time i was in a bad way i used recent unrelated medical history to explain the dark place i was in. the doc put down dissosiation on my record which i wasn't happy with. i got ads from him which i wanted to go on. i also talked to a counsellor he referred me to and, at a low ebb mentioned dp, my background and this site. i regret doing this.

if i do sink again and my job goes out the window i will come clean and demand/pay for help from the specialist place in london
 

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I was diagnosed by a doctor pretty soon this started, now I'm at a hospital where all know something about depersonalization and one nurse is even speccialized in traumas...but it doesn't help me get rid of it so it's all the same.
 

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I was diagoned with a weed induced pyscosis which included the sympon of depersonlisation from enviroment and self, so yes i have been diagnosed, though only as a sympon not as a disorder.
 
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I don't know if I officially have it as a diagnosis in my files, but there would be mention of it as a symptom. The therapists I've worked with tend to tuck it under my main PTSD diagnosis.
 

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For me, it was a secondary symptom during a panic attack, although I have the "normal" kind of depersonalization in therapy sometimes, where it does kind of come and go on its own. It never seems to be much of a problem, so I usually just mention it when it's happening to my therapist.

In the links section of this site, there's a good link to some information about it, and that's where I learned -- today, in fact -- that *some* depersonalization is quite normal.

I've been diagnosed with major depression, and this panic I just got over was totally new.

It distresses me to hear that so many people haven't been to a psychiatrist for a diagnosis.
 

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I was eventually officially diagnosed with dpd but only years after I'd self-diagnosed by digging around in a library. The first psychiatrist I saw smirked and fobbed me off with the standard 'depression' label and before long I was over prescribed and getting nowhere. I've learnt a lot since then.
 
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Yes, after nine years of suffering from DP & DR, I finally received a Dx of DPD. I was elated,.. for about one minute.
 

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I am self-diagnosed. Doctors diagnosed me with major depression and panic disorder and they blamed the unreality symptoms I experience on those. But DP is the cause of my depression and panic. That, they don't seem to understand. I never heard of DP until I found the MSN DP group and then I found this site. Now whenever I see a new psychiatrist I print out a description from here and bring it in cuz otherwise they don't know what I'm talking about.
 
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