This is unfortunately the reality of not just DP but alot of other mental health conditions....Its trial and error as to what works and until the day we can really understand and repair the chemistry of the brain properly its gonna remain trial and error...I tend to think the idea of a "silver bullet" cure for DP/DR is a wild goose chase. There is no such cure of any other mental or emotional challenge, why would DP/DR be any different? The truth as I see it is that we have the tools we have-therapy, some medications, physical activity, diet, etc.-we can use to deal with it, but that not much else will evolve additionally. There's not a lot of money or research behind our esoteric disorder and even if there was, advances in treating such things are incremental and slow.
Honestly i feel like 25 years is within the "likely" category, not worst case.worst case scenario im thinking is 25 years, im hoping, so lemme think real quick, 21+25 and ill be.. 46, and im thinking ill die when im 85 if im lucky, so 40 years of good livin, i guess i can hang on
A short side note: This simple "10000 hours rule" is a myth. The truth is more complex. The time needed to become an expert at something can vary strongly between individuals.A good psychologist friend of mine recently told me that to be a true expert in any subject you will have to have gone through 10,000 hours of learning about it....I reckon nearly 30 years of DP has thought me a thing or two about it dont you??????