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I Have Depersonalization Disorder

A Depersonalization Disorder anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Depersonalization Disorder. You're not alone. 516 People

    I can help with depersonalization someone just

    write back and spread it I'm to new to this program I'm still unfamiliar how to use this app
    wfadel wfadel 13-15, M 3 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    Can't Decide If My Life Is A Movie, Tv Show, Or Mmorpg...

    It all started when I was four, at least that's when I remembered it starting. My mom and I lived in a beautiful apartment overlooking the ocean in Honolulu (of all the magical places to live, god I miss it). I was watching Barney after a fun day at preschool, just relaxing...
    phisherqueen phisherqueen 18-21, F 2 Responses May 30, 2011

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    I have had this come

    and go through life, I remember being about 8/9 years of age. I was standing in a shop and I was looking at of the door window and suddenly it was like I was detached from the world like I wasn't really there in a sense. As I got older It happened a lot and when I had my first...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    New Thoughts

    I dont expect anyone to believe in me or to even agree with me and i dont really care for that matter. maybe someone will read this and maybe it will help them in dealing with what i went through or maybe it'll make it that much worse for them, who knows..but i'll keep on writing...
    kingimpulsive kingimpulsive 18-21, M 33 Responses Feb 17, 2011

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    About 6 months ago I went into hospital

    for a tumor removal on my ovary. I ended up in intensive care for 2 weeks and suffered with extreme depersonalisation. I felt like I was living in purgatory (as I imagine it to be). Since then, I constantly feel that life isn't real. My life is filled with too many weird...
    MrsSutherland MrsSutherland 36-40, F Feb 22

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    I Don't Know Why This Is Happening To Me, But I Want It To Go Away...

    Most 16 year olds have very few legitimate worries and burdens in their lives; getting good grades, cleaning their rooms, keeping their parents happy, I on the other hand live in fear every single day. Recently i have been feeling very severe depersonalization, not feeling in...
    rks53 rks53 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2013

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    I've been battling this thing

    for two years now. I've come from medication, to meditation, to pointless therapy sessions with no results. I can't say it's been easy to cope with depersonalization. However, I can tell you that it's definitely possible to still enjoy life. Move on. Don't feel like you're...
    phoenixrisen25 phoenixrisen25 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    Wow I haven't been on here in a long time.

    I wish I could say things have changed over time with my dp but it hasn't. This is my life now.
    speckle456 speckle456 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    Living In A Dream About Life

    Last October, I started feeling a little funny, things would seem kind of pointless, I would start to feel disconnected from everyone. I thought it was my iron levels (I have been anemic in the past) so I started taking iron medication again. After starting to question my own...
    emmaxavier emmaxavier 16-17 2 Responses Apr 13, 2011

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    A Living Hell: My Depersonalization Story

    I'm gonna tell you about this kid who's life had been traumatized by negative events, how his ego had been crushed, how his confidence had simply diminished into thin air, and how his strive for life itself completely stopped. Then I'm gonna tell you how he came out of all of...
    ThatOneGuy57 ThatOneGuy57 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 19, 2013

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    Read This.

    You've heard a lot about perception I'm guessing. But probably more along the lines of "oh that's what you think, that's your perception", as if it's solely about opinions. Turns out treating your problems as a label, calling it a disorder, or whatever that's victimizing you, is...
    eyeopening eyeopening 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 27, 2013

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    I am so confused about how to "be" in reality I

    don't know how to act or what to do. I can never be by myself and always have to be connected to something I know is in reality like another person or even just having the tv on and when I don't have that connection I have no idea how to just be and exist in reality by myself...
    psych22 psych22 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 5

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    Last night I was sitting there on my phone

    and for like 30 seconds I felt like I was floating out of my body and I couldn't feel by body or move, has anyone had this?
    Khiller43 Khiller43 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    I Used To Have No Identity Until...

    I invited the PERSON of Jesus Resurrected to Come and Live inside of me and take over this body... And He Did! A Marriage occured! Two becoming One. He is now the Head of this body. I felt dead before, and now I am Alive Forever! It is what I was designed for from the beginning...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 13, 2013

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    Discovery

    It all started like 2034 years ago, when I was 11 years old. I was shopping for school supplies Staples, and out of nowhere I got hit by a very intense panic attack. I had no idea what happened, and the whole thing left me really shaken up. A little while later, we were at Wal...
    irishface irishface 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 17, 2011

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    Just A Tidbit For People Newly Going Through This Disorder....

    I, too, have depersonalization/derealization disorder. I used to have it constantly, then it became intermittent, and like you, I was terrified of what happened, when and if it would happen again, and I spent my days in fear, fear of the event itself, and fear of the return...
    Mytherapystsayz Mytherapystsayz 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2011

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    The Beginning..

    I first started feeling Depersonalized, the day after I tried Cannabis. This has totally changed my views on the drug and i believe nobody should try it. Everyday i feel like im living behind my eyes, watching myself move and live. I feel like Im living in a dream...
    Pottenger Pottenger 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 10, 2009

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    I have been through trauma in the last month.

    I was diagnosed with cancer and I under went two rounds of chemotherapy, now it's stopped and I am cancer free. I started soon after to get anxiety and harsh panic attacks. They soon had gone and I haven't had one since but soon after I started feeling 'not myself' and then my...
    stephy23 stephy23 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    darklilly23 darklilly23 31-35 Jan 5

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    Living With Depersonalization For Almost 15 Years

    I have been suffering from this horrible condition for almost 15 years. It was brought on by living with a verbally abusive man for 27 years. I am now out of my marriage, but this condition stays with me 24/7. I haven't felt even a minute normal for 15 years. Everyday is a...
    cyndyrella14 cyndyrella14 51-55 2 Responses Oct 18, 2013

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    Depersonalization

    I have had this disorder for about a month now. I believe I developed this from stress and ansixty. I am not sure what to do. The world is foggy and nothing seems real. I have no idea what I should do.
    GOLDDUSK GOLDDUSK 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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    I have recently developed depersonilization

    disorder, I don't know why it started but I've been feeling this way for a few months now and it is still pretty scary, I don't know how to deal with it yet but it was pretty relieving to know theres a name for it and that I'm not the only one who feels this way and was just...
    jamespr jamespr 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 21

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    I Have Depersonalization Disorder

    It is weird. I live moment to moment. After each moment passes I am fully able to recall what has happened, but it always feels like it has happened to somebody else and I was just a spectator watching a show. Thinking back even further starts to make me feel overwhelmed. I have...
    endefre000 endefre000 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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    Recoverd Depersonalization

    I just want to let everyone know there is hope to get over dp and dr. i had it for over two years and the recovery process took like 6 mos or so. i will be blogging about before recovery, what i went through during recovery, and now :)
    kendra198907 kendra198907 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24, 2012

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    In A Daze..

    I'm in a daze, no idea what I'm looking at, just looking. Nothing makes much sense and the world around me is completely alien. I look at my hands and see they're not my hands. My face doesn't belong to me. I think it's familiar, but it's not mine. It's as if everything is...
    SarcasmIsAnArt SarcasmIsAnArt 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 4, 2012

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    I'm only 14 years old

    and it started about 4 months ago but it wasn't serious then it started to progress it's making me fail school not do any of my work and it ruined my trip to nc and my Christmas I only told one person and it was my mom about 2 days ago and she was worried every time I'm at the...
    jayyr jayyr 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    To People Who Are Wondering.."am I Crazy?"

    I completely understand how you must be feeling right now.  I also wonder the same thing now and then.  In fact, I've been wondering it now more often than not.  But this is what we all need to know, and remember:  depersonalization, and derealization can be caused by a...
    TheLadyMissKatie TheLadyMissKatie 16-17 2 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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    My Story

    I was recently diagnosed with DPD. I feel like my life is a movie and constantly stare into space and feel detached from my surroundings. I thought joining this forum would help me so I can hear from other people with DPD and their stories and advice.
    Serenitysmiles Serenitysmiles 16-17 1 Response Dec 6, 2008

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    Fake It Then Make It

    I have been through a hard time. There are deadlines that I can't make. I don't have any motivation to do anything at all. I feel like I am trapped. A friend with DP told me she tried screaming in a pillow and that helped. She also told me one of her therapists recommended...
    winniebree winniebree 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2008

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    What Was Never Normal Will Always Be The Norm... I Hope Not

    Hello, my name is Michael, I'm 22 years old, and I think I have depersonalization disorder. I, like many others with the illness, have had a horrible childhood- molested, neglected, beaten, and severely emotionally abused, all day long, for 13 years. Growing up, I didn't have...
    pointofthought pointofthought 22-25 4 Responses Jul 25, 2010

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    Living the Dream, Literally.

    All of the stories posted before me are basically the same, and I don't blame anyone who has written before me, because i feel exactly the same way.  I just want to ask a question and would really appreciate if someone could reply to it: are there groups for...
    HisNameisFrank HisNameisFrank 18-21, M 13 Responses Feb 14, 2009

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    Does anyone know of a support group in

    chicagoland area for depersonalization disorder?
    shanmom shanmom 36-40, F Mar 5

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    I have had this disorder

    for a little over 11 months now. It's taken over me, taken who I used to be, the happy young girl. Sociable, empathetic and caring, all gone. What is left is this empty shell working on its own accord, everything on autopilot. And then I look at my hands. These strangers hands...
    Stemperence Stemperence 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    Welcome to My So Called Reality

    I suffer from depersonalization . I basicaly feel detached from the world, its kind of a dream like feeling that comes and goes, but seems to come more often rather than goes. Anyway if anyone knows what i mean let me know
    deftone deftone 26-30, M 39 Responses Nov 19, 2008

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    I knew something was up with me!

    I kept having a change in perception after exercising or times I was relaxed and it felt so good. It was like seeing for real the first time. I started practicing kundalini breathing to deal with all my anxiety and cleansed my body of all the stress and pressure. It was like...
    reenab29 reenab29 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Summer Of Dreams

    My experience with depersonalization, and derealization as well, began when I was six years old. At that time of course, and up until the past couple of years, I didn't know that's what I was experiencing. Any kind or symptom of dissosication disorders can be TERRIFYING, at any...
    twentyhundredheartbeats twentyhundredheartbeats 18-21 3 Responses Jun 22, 2011

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    I have had depersonalization disorder

    since I was a young child, around age 8 or 9. It would hit in phases but now that I am older, it is constant. I am also talking to a man who has depersonalization. I like him and he says he loves me, but it is so difficult to ever find a time we are both connected enough. How do...
    twotees twotees 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I think I have PD but I'm not entirely sure.

    I tried to explain it to my family/friends but they don't seem to get it. I'm frustrated half the time and it seems to get worse with stress, lack of sleep and coffee. I feel like I'm so aware of my existence that I'm barely living. It sucks, and am really terrified I'm losing...
    hani91 hani91 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I Hope It Ends

     I feel like ive had it so long. it just makes life so numb and on hold. Everyday i wake up i feel like its the same dull thing everyday and that nothing is good enough to make me want live my day out. I havent noticed DP until things in school went down hill and i find my...
    Livefree93 Livefree93 18-21, M 11 Responses Jan 15, 2010

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    Does Anyone Have Fragmentation?

    I have "how'd" and "why'd" myself and life for a long time. And I think I have took it to the extent it could go. Now I'm in a "nothingness" reality, and a "consciouslessness" self. Can anyone relate? This is beyond depersonalization, I'm actually comfortable in that, but this...
    Suckedinmymind Suckedinmymind 31-35 2 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    Time Flies...

    Every night around 12 I go outside to smoke. I look around me and I get a feel of what life should be. So calm and peaceful..but just as fast as my cigarette burns, so does life. An hour feels like seconds. A day, minutes. And I'm wondering if our disorder is just our bodies...
    speckle456 speckle456 16-17, F Aug 23, 2013

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    I haven't actually been diagnosed,

    so maybe it's premature. I've never found anything that I have identified with more in my life. My husband agreed fully, which is also a first for what is exactly going on with me. For long as I can remember, I have been this way. I feel like I am essentially in two parts...
    Eadie916 Eadie916 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Synesthesia. I think

    that 'depersonalization' and synesthesia are related. It occurred to me though that I never specifically inquired about other peoples experience on this particular board. Does anyone else have both? I have mild grapheme and mirror-touch (or, kind of like a combo of motion-touch...
    AerinK AerinK 36-40, F Apr 7

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    My Story....

    i had a really bad childhood. for me personally i find it hard to deal with and i am not peapred to write it down just yet out in the open. but i believe that my bad childhood, is the root of my problem. it started when i was 13. one night after watching a movie. i fetl suddenly...
    kingimpulsive kingimpulsive 18-21, M 18 Responses Sep 3, 2009

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    I've had this for a long time,

    but up until this year I never knew what it was, or whether or not other people experienced it. I remember being quite young, probably 7, when I first got it. I can make it come on command, but it doesn't go away for a while. Usually it only lasts a few minutes, but it comes and...
    LeavesOfSunshine LeavesOfSunshine 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    New To Dpd

    First of all...I only THINK I have what is termed DPD because I have not been 'diagnosed' by a doctor. Too scared to go. Don't want them to just tell my I need meds and send me on my way. Sometimes I think DPD is crazy and then sometimes I think it is nothing more than a...
    Honeylove Honeylove 26-30 1 Response Jul 1, 2011

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    I suffer from depersonalization disorder

    and I also love psychology. I found this amazing book researching about DPD and just wanted to share it for anyone out there looking for more info about it or trying to understand it better. The guy who wrote it actually has DPD himself and it's a wonderful book not only for...
    psych22 psych22 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    Just discovered I have this

    when I went back into therapy. It's very hard to deal with the question of Who Am I? I feel like I'm going to hurt my loved ones because it's hard to care about anything anymore, especially when I don't feel real.
    bripolar bripolar 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Just had my biggest fear come true I completely

    lost control of myself and went crazy.. All I remember is I was laying on the bathroom floor cause I was feeling a bit nauseous then I got really anxious and starting having an episode then all of a sudden I'm in my room balling my eyes out on my bed and my dad is screaming at...
    Mayleehawkeye Mayleehawkeye 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Waiting And Hoping...

    Hi, I'm Brittney and the last two weeks have been really hard on me. I'm 19 years old, and very healthy. On October 3rd something really strange happened to me. I started having a million different things going on at once like: Body aches, fatigue, chest pressure/ pains, I felt...
    Brittney20 Brittney20 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 16, 2013

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    This Is The Stuff I Think About

    So this perceptual experience generally makes it easy for me to recognize that everything I see/hear/feel is actually just some passive part of my mind reacting to 'outside' things (not a solipsistic argument at all, rather that 'outside' is real, but can only be experienced and...
    AerinK AerinK 36-40, F Sep 19, 2013

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    The Pure Truth.

    I'm not letting anything behind this time. This is me. I have been feeling like this for about year and a half. It is part of what I think might be Depersonalization Disorder. And if it isn't, it's damn close. The thing is that I only feel half-aware of what I do, like I can...
    AZChomp644 AZChomp644 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    Cured And A Better Person Now

    hey how are you doing you dont know me but i decided to come back and read about people going through depersonalization , why ? 1 year ago it happened to me and i felt the same way you are feeling right now i literary though i was dying and i felt i had no...
    reinaldocastellanos reinaldocastellanos 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 11, 2013

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    Or at least I think I do,

    and I wouldn't be surprised if I did. I have been diagnosed with Anxiety and Depression a while ago, maybe 5 or 6 years ago. I always feel out of it and feel almost out of my body at times. I'll be walking in the hallways in school and feel disconnected, and often times I am...
    Vahzify Vahzify 13-15, M Feb 24

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    Related Experiences

    I don't think I'd ever tell anyone but I might as well. I have Schizoaffective Disorder which, in a basic definition, it's like Bipolar and Schizophrenia, some people have...
    PitchDaffy PitchDaffy 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Not sure how to start this but i feel it should be shared at least i think i should. At the age of 31 32 dont remember exactly though I'll be 34 soon i was diagnosed. The reason I...
    angelwraith angelwraith 31-35, M 4 hrs ago

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