Story by Tania


Hello, my name is Tania. I had just finished reading about Depersonalization Disorder, and found pieces of my lives puzzle. The first time I felt a "feeling of detachment" occurred in my adolescent years after had smoking marijuana. The best way for me to describe the feeling was that I felt so far away from myself, as though I was "losing myself". I continued to feel these "feelings" from time to time. When the "feelings" became more intense and I was unable to function normally I saw a psychotherapist that diagnosed me as having "Panic Disorder". Since the diagnosis I have been taking Lexapro and Clonazepam. The medication has brought me back in the "real world", and gave me my life back again. I sincerely hope that this may be a help to others, Tania.


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