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what I wanna know is why do some people get over this disorder in the space of a few months in comparison to people who get over it or don’t get over it and have it for years on end I’ve had this disorder since I was 20 and now I’m 26 I’ve got over it within three years the first time and had maybe a year of getting better and six months of complete relief from the disorder but now it’s come back and I have OCD as well which makes it really difficult to accept the depersonalisation I get moments all the time of complete clarity similar to the clarity I had before when I recovered and also a new clarity that has come from me having OCD which feels even more clear than I was ever before but it never last very long a few minutes or seconds maybe a couple of hours at the most but most the time I’m in a dissociative ocd state I feel like it’s always going to go away but it never does and I always know that I need to accept it but can never seem to find the same acceptance I had of it before when I last recovered I think this is now due to having OCD as well what makes it even more confusing is that when I’m experiencing OCD and my mind clears up to where I have clarity I feel like my old self as for last time when I recovered I felt like myself I didn’t have the same type of clarity that I get now and i don’t feel like i felt as much as myself as i do when i have clarity from my ocd and dp now, how do those people who have it for a matter of months just come out of it like that, like nothing! what are we the people who have had it for years doing any different? I’ve had various recoveries in my past from OCD and depersonalisation separately and know exactly what it takes to recover but cannot seem to do it or maybe I’m just being impatient?
 

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Before Lamictal + SSRI i had chronic dpdr for 6 years as well :/
Thing is even before DP my life was a shit and i believe now i was always dissassociated at least to my feelings.
I am by no means qualified to make a guess, but i think what we are coming to understand is that DP isn't linear.
Take depression or anxiety, as an example. There are different types of anxiety/depression, and different types of severity, and also different causes for it.
Problem is just, for some reason, research in DP has been limited when compared to other forms of mental disorders. No idea why.. But hopefully it will be improved. Obviously you can have DP due to biological reasons (lyme disease etc) as well but im talking about psychological reasons.
 

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Some research indicates that autism and DP are correlated. Think about the confusion with perception that takes place with both dp and autism. There is a disconnection for people with autism too, they often have to “act” to mimic what is considered natural expression. And the fact that people with autism are often in a constant state of fight or flight. Sounds a lot like me actually..
 
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