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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. 143 People

    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...
    MommyndWifey MommyndWifey 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 29, 2011

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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...
    okay7777not okay7777not 13-15, F Sep 6, 2013

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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...
    tasalvador83 tasalvador83 26-30 3 Responses Mar 25, 2013

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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...
    FlowersNButterflies FlowersNButterflies 51-55, F 3 Responses Oct 10, 2010

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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...
    ElliotE ElliotE 22-25 1 Response May 17, 2012

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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...
    Livefree93 Livefree93 18-21, M 8 Responses Mar 15, 2010

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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...
    plethorify plethorify 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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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...
    k1ngflash k1ngflash 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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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...
    Katewimm Katewimm 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 17, 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...
    hyperholic hyperholic 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 20, 2012

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    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...
    mJerry mJerry 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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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...
    cadenceackerson cadenceackerson 31-35, F 3 Responses May 9, 2011

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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...
    reinaldocastellanos reinaldocastellanos 22-25, M Jan 11, 2013

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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...
    Livefree93 Livefree93 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 22, 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...
    ohmygenevieve ohmygenevieve 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 23, 2011

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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...
    mightybear mightybear 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 4, 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...
    mrsrosered mrsrosered 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 12, 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...
    shaiPie shaiPie 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 7, 2012

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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...
    Rainincloudlesssky Rainincloudlesssky 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 10, 2010

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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...
    justwhatever123 justwhatever123 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 19, 2011

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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...
    deny09 deny09 16-17 4 Responses Dec 20, 2011

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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...
    vdriver vdriver 18-21 2 Responses Aug 18, 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...
    Rainincloudlesssky Rainincloudlesssky 18-21, F Oct 10, 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...
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    I suffer from depression, anxiety, and I think I suffer from night terrors :/ I was abused most of my life, I stress a lot, and I selfharm :/ I need to know I'm not alone here?
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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 1 Response 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 4 days ago

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    I have arthritis all over my body and I suffer from migraines. I have had a headache everyday for the past 14 years. Sometimes the pain is unbearable.
    Benchar10 Benchar10 41-45, M 7 Responses Mar 16

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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 3 days ago

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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 2 days 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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    Actually we both suffer chronic pain. you might think this would bring us together or we would understand each other. But he says i discount his pain as though it is nothing. I...
    zionpegasus zionpegasus 41-45 Mar 17

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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 often succumb to a deep feeling of loneliness and sorrow. I have suffered traumatic events in the past, but I cannot get over my sadness of feeling completely friend-less. I am...
    lostabandon lostabandon 31-35, F 11 Responses Mar 16

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    Hello :) if you're reading this, then you're probably feeling pretty crappy right now, and probably a little confused and angry. Maybe you feel alone, like I once did. Or maybe you...
    xMina97x xMina97x 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 18

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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 was diagnosed with DDD in 2004. They also found a bulging cervical disk. I was told that I needed a fusion from C3 to C5. I had that done in December of 2004. A month into...
    ChicagoSparky ChicagoSparky 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 22

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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 5 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    i got headaches almost every day and i cant help myself from taking a pill daily and get to sleep most of the time. it get me depressed sometimes when i couldnt finish my work.
    takada takada 18-21, F 1 Response