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I Suffer From Depersonalization Disorder

This is a group for anyone who suffers or has suffered from this debilitating disorder. All are welcome, and all stories are appreciated. 144 People

    A Message To My Friends!

    Desirable and Undesirable Characters Some times when we feel weak we tend to speak this out to others, but the question is why? Is your objective is to come out of weakness or getting attention! In majority of the cases when we are sad we speak this to others, few people have...
    mJerry mJerry 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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    My (ex)-boyfriend Has Dp And Really Want To Help Him =(

    Hello ! Please read this =(I'm from portugal , so if my english isn't very good i will ask you to understand :sI have read almost all that people wrote here, so I'll wrote too and wish to have luck. The guy that i love has depersonalization for almost one year, or even more...
    deny09 deny09 16-17 4 Responses Dec 20, 2011

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    Found A Resource For Depersonalization Disorder

    A book:  "Overcoming Depersonalization & Feelingsof Unreality, a self-help guide using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques". It is helpful.  The insight that best served me is that those of  us with DPAFU (depersonalization and feelings of unrealitiy) have a mechanism...
    FlowersNButterflies FlowersNButterflies 51-55, F 3 Responses Oct 10, 2010

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    My Victory Against DP

    Hi, I'm a 22 year old male. About 3 months ago I fell into a horrible state of mind called depersonalization/derealization. I choose to call it a State of Mind rather than a disorder for 2 reasons. One, because I believe that, thats all it is. Two, because calling it a...
    k1ngflash k1ngflash 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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    When Will This End :(

    I have been suffering with DPD for almost two years. I also have PTSD. I have had it since I was little. I had a VERY traumatic childhood. I have been having severe panic attacks lately. My depression is out of control. I'm not sure what to do anymore. I was doing pretty well...
    cadenceackerson cadenceackerson 31-35, F 3 Responses May 9, 2011

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    Always This Way

    I am not sure where to begin. I should start by saying that I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I should, in theory, be able to figure this out and know what to do about it. I have felt for most of my life as if nothing was real. This obviously gets more intense in times of...
    mrsrosered mrsrosered 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 12, 2012

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    DP

    I'm 13, just started hishschool. I've always had anxiety here and there, but one night a had a full blown panic attack . Lasted about 3 hours. I legit thought I was going to die. I went to the doctors and he said I have anxiety obviously. Gave me these little pills , told me to...
    okay7777not okay7777not 13-15, F Sep 6, 2013

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    I Suffered From Dp As Well

    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 Jan 11, 2013

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    Depersonalization

    Hi. I am 17years old. healthy. 2months ago I started to have hard time breathing out of nowhere so I thought it was a temporary thing.. it wasn't.. it went on for awhile until one day I started to have this weird sensation that got to the point i couldn't stand up.. I kept on...
    hyperholic hyperholic 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 20, 2012

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    I'M Losing My Mind...

    I feel like my sanity is becoming thinner and thinner. I go through each day as an observer. I never really feel there. I feel like I’m always watching a movie or reading a book and that what is happening is just another story. It’s to the point that I am starting to blur the...
    plethorify plethorify 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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    I Thought I Was The Only One

    It used to happen all the time when I was little and still does sometimes. Mostly when I'm at work, lucky me. It doesn't scare me nearly as much as it used to. Does anyone know why this happens? Is there a cure?
    Rainincloudlesssky Rainincloudlesssky 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 10, 2010

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    This Is My Self-introduction.

    My name is Genevieve. I am a female, almost seventeen years old, and I live in New Orleans. I don't remember always being like this. I don't remember lacking this much control. I don't remember feeling unlike this, however. I know I've changed. I used to be a wall. I would be...
    ohmygenevieve ohmygenevieve 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 23, 2011

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    Its So Weird And Hard To Explain Unless Uve Had That Experience

    I've learned not to try to force it to go away. And don't try to think about what reality is, or try to "force" reality to come, or you will just make yourself more frightened because you are trying to force something to go away.
    Rainincloudlesssky Rainincloudlesssky 18-21, F Oct 10, 2010

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    Going Crazy Now

    I cant believe what has become of my life now, Im sure everyone knows what im talking about at this point , but im going crazy now i cant feel my life own life this isnt me , nothing is happening , this isnt my skin ,these arent my thoughts , these arent my actions , this isnt me...
    Livefree93 Livefree93 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 22, 2010

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    I Think I May Have DD But I'M Not Sure. Please Help Me.

    I don't kow if anyone will even read this. First and foremost, I'm not crazy lol. some of the things I will describe are strange and I KNOW they are not "normal" but I'm just a regular person just like the next guy. I lead a normal life, had a decent childhood with loving parents...
    tasalvador83 tasalvador83 26-30 3 Responses Mar 25, 2013

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    Is There A Treatment?

    I was diagnosed with DP when I was 17. I went to therapy for a year, and have not had another episode until now. I am now 21. Just recently I have been going through a lot of changes (moved across country, got into a bad accident, etc...) and it's flared up again. I went back to...
    vdriver vdriver 18-21 2 Responses Aug 18, 2011

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    Ptsd And Depersonalization Disorder

    Over the last few years I have been fighting with depression and anxiety. I didn't realize that the underlying problem was PTSD until after my first dissociative episode. I was sitting at work and everything just started to seem strange, I couldn't hear the people around me but I...
    ElliotE ElliotE 22-25 1 Response May 17, 2012

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    I Dont Want This...

    i suffer from DP and its so frustrating sometimes. i didnt know what it was called until late 2011 but i knew it was something since about 2009. im 12 yrs old now. i havnt told anybody yet except for one of my friends but she has no idea what im talking about but thats ok coz ik...
    shaiPie shaiPie 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 7, 2012

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    Where Does It End?

    I have no idea how long I've had DP. No idea when it started. I wish I did, then at least I'd have somewhere to start, yet sadly fate is a ***** and I have nothing to go on. All I know is that as time goes on it feels like it only gets worse. I know it fluctuates, I'm not in a...
    mightybear mightybear 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 4, 2011

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    No Hope.

    Will someone please tell me this gets better? I really have days where I don't wanna wake up because I have no hope that this is going to get better. Then I have those days where I feel like I can conquer the world. I have Panic and Anxiety Disorder associated with DPD. I don't...
    MommyndWifey MommyndWifey 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 29, 2011

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    It Explains A Lot.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depersonalization_disorder Depersonalization disorder (DPD) is a dissociative disorder in which the sufferer is affected by persistent or recurrent feelings of depersonalization and/or derealization. Diagnostic criteria include persistent or...
    justwhatever123 justwhatever123 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 19, 2011

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    12 Years Of Dreamland

    Hello. Iam new to this. I think it feels really good to find others who feel the same way. I have felt trapped in a dream for a little over 12 years. I smoked pot & had a panic attack and when I woke up the next morning, this is how I felt. Like iam in a dream, emotionless, like...
    Katewimm Katewimm 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 17, 2013

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    How Do You Explain It?

    We all know what its about but when you feel , live it, how can you explain it to someone who doesnt know? Like your life is a numb movie that never ends? This isnt how life should be, it should be filled with feelings all the time , Im starting to think what i did for this to...
    Livefree93 Livefree93 18-21, M 8 Responses Mar 15, 2010

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    I don't remember how or when I started daydreaming. I just know that it had always been this way. I find it hard to pay attention in class or get my school work done. I often find...
    MsGardevoir MsGardevoir 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    basicly i suffer from a severe anxiety disorder. i tend to avoid people because iam so nervous and shake alot. i would like to know how i can stop these shakes i mean its really so...
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    I never realized I suffered from this till a short while ago. I just thought every teenager daydreamed. Then I realized I would zone out when my friends would talk to me. I didn't...
    Dreamer122554 Dreamer122554 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I've not been diagnosed but agoraphobia is my only explanation. It scares me to know I may be suffering, but I have not stepped outside my house since last year. I don't know how...
    pokeball pokeball 13-15, M Apr 1

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    So it's got to that time of night where I feel like a big ball of sadness yet again, it's day in day out...I'm getting tired of feeling like this constantly, I guess most of my...
    leahmusic96 leahmusic96 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I suffer from Sleep Paralysis and have done for nearly a year now. I can't move at all, I have hallucinations, palpitations, and the feeling of a presence in my room which I can't...
    missmae95 missmae95 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    i was diagnosed when i was 22 but began having symptoms at 19. i experience synchronicity all the time. i either believe people can read my mind or that things speak to me through...
    Jerrid36 Jerrid36 36-40, M Mar 31

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    Hopefully I can find someone that is going thru what i'm going thru eventho i don't wish this upon anyone! well i get those palpitations/ flutters for like a year now, recently...
    Migs510 Migs510 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    I suffer from depression anxiety and self harm. I have been on so many meds, begged for help and I will always be this way. I have always felt this way. I wish I was dead.
    Mangocupcakes Mangocupcakes 16-17, F Apr 13

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    I do not personally suffer from Night Terrors but I do in a way. My 5 year old son has been experiencing this for as long as he has been dreaming. He wakes up in the night and I...
    PrayingMother PrayingMother 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I suffer from panic attacks regularly. I can't leave my house without panicking about needing the toilet or not feeling well! Its horrible and it's ruining my life. I went to my...
    jackcx jackcx 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    ok.. so basicly i suffer from severe anxiety. so bad that i dont have any friends nor have i had a proper boyfriend or a proper job i get so anxious and nervous around people its...
    pinkglitteress pinkglitteress 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    ok.. so basicly i suffer from severe anxiety. so bad that i dont have any friends nor have i had a proper boyfriend or a proper job i get so anxious and nervous around people its...
    pinkglitteress pinkglitteress 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have been noticing lately that I am daydreaming a lot, but now that I read more on MD, I think I definitely suffer from it. I have been daydreaming a lot as a child (I was an...
    morningbird morningbird 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I suffer from Vaginismus. I hate feeling this way. Its pretty bad. I had thought maybe I was not supposed to have ever have sex or that GOD was steering me in the direction of...
    Vbot123 Vbot123 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I think a lot about how much better my life would be if/when my fiancé would commit suicide. She suffers from CRPS which causes her to feel burning pain 24/7 and after 2 years...
    WishThingsWereBetter WishThingsWereBetter 31-35, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Before my accident I was the most upbeat happy person around. Now I suffer from pain every day and I had to change my career path. Don't get me wrong I am happy to be alive and I...
    Cupcake91 Cupcake91 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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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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    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 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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    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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    I have been in chronic, constant pain for over 15 years now. I have seen a multitude of doctors, had several surgeries, many exploratory and even a spinal fusion of my L4-L5 disc...
    Mahala71 Mahala71 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I am 14 5'2 1/2 and 92lbs. Ive been suffering since November of 2012 but started at a young age. I have gotten bad and is very close to being hospitlized. I have turned myself...
    SecretRocks SecretRocks 13-15, F Mar 24

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    I have suffered since age 16 from endo. I have three young children. During my third pregnancy, things went wrong. The placenta was outside of the uterus. My doctor went into a c...
    CPPDANCER CPPDANCER 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I feel nothing during sex. It's really heartbreaking as I long to feel this beautiful sensation. It's affecting every area of my life. All I need I some support, someone to talk to...
    lashana lashana 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I loved a woman. Her name was Gina...a gorgeous, Italian from NY! And she has the most sensual accent ever! Ah! :( We were the perfect soul mates! She was everything I wanted in a...
    closetcasecat closetcasecat 18-21, F Apr 10

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    I'm 21 years old and a virgin. I've already felt embarrassed about this for a couple of years, since for me it feels like friends are not expecting it from me (most of them also...
    Jinxed21 Jinxed21 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    When I was a child, the earliest memory of my daydreams was my dragon called Raptos. I believe I created him around five years old. He was small enough to lay on my child head but...
    Rosethewolf Rosethewolf 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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