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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. 513 People

    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...
    stephy23 stephy23 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    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...
    phisherqueen phisherqueen 18-21, F 2 Responses May 30, 2011

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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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    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...
    MrsSutherland MrsSutherland 36-40, F Feb 22

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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...
    LeavesOfSunshine LeavesOfSunshine 13-15, F 1 Response 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...
    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...
    psych22 psych22 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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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...
    TheLadyMissKatie TheLadyMissKatie 16-17 2 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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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...
    AerinK AerinK 36-40, F Sep 19, 2013

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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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    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...
    Brittney20 Brittney20 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 16, 2013

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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...
    cyndyrella14 cyndyrella14 51-55 2 Responses Oct 18, 2013

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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...
    Mytherapystsayz Mytherapystsayz 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2011

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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...
    bripolar bripolar 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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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...
    speckle456 speckle456 16-17, F Aug 23, 2013

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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...
    kendra198907 kendra198907 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24, 2012

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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...
    kingimpulsive kingimpulsive 18-21, M 18 Responses Sep 3, 2009

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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...
    phoenixrisen25 phoenixrisen25 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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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...
    Eadie916 Eadie916 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 15

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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...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 30

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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...
    Mayleehawkeye Mayleehawkeye 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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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...
    irishface irishface 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 17, 2011

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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...
    AZChomp644 AZChomp644 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 13, 2013

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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...
    winniebree winniebree 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2008

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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...
    Pottenger Pottenger 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 10, 2009

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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...
    jamespr jamespr 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 21

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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...
    emmaxavier emmaxavier 16-17 2 Responses Apr 13, 2011

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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...
    reenab29 reenab29 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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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...
    jayyr jayyr 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 29

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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...
    pointofthought pointofthought 22-25 4 Responses Jul 25, 2010

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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...
    ThatOneGuy57 ThatOneGuy57 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 19, 2013

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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...
    AerinK AerinK 36-40, F Apr 7

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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...
    rks53 rks53 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2013

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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...
    kingimpulsive kingimpulsive 18-21, M 33 Responses Feb 17, 2011

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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...
    SarcasmIsAnArt SarcasmIsAnArt 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 4, 2012

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    So how many if you have suffered emotional abuse?
    darklilly23 darklilly23 31-35 Jan 5

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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...
    Suckedinmymind Suckedinmymind 31-35 2 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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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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    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...
    deftone deftone 26-30, M 39 Responses Nov 19, 2008

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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...
    GOLDDUSK GOLDDUSK 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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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...
    Serenitysmiles Serenitysmiles 16-17 1 Response Dec 6, 2008

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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...
    twentyhundredheartbeats twentyhundredheartbeats 18-21 3 Responses Jun 22, 2011

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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...
    eyeopening eyeopening 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 27, 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...
    Vahzify Vahzify 13-15, M Feb 24

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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...
    HisNameisFrank HisNameisFrank 18-21, M 13 Responses Feb 14, 2009

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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...
    Livefree93 Livefree93 18-21, M 11 Responses Jan 15, 2010

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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...
    hani91 hani91 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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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...
    reinaldocastellanos reinaldocastellanos 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 11, 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...
    psych22 psych22 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 5

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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...
    endefre000 endefre000 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 14, 2012