I am currently under a neurologists care. I too smoked pot one evening and have not been the same since.   I never told anyone I smoked pot.  When it happened I figured I figured I was having an anxiety attack while being high.  But I have not been the same for 6 weeks. I went to the doctor and told them I was feeling "detached" …
I'm so happy to have found this website...to know I'm not alone dealing with this.  Although I have never been diagnosed with DP, I know I have it.  Ihave had this feeling since I was 11 and now I am 16.  I have felt it persistently although I have learned to adjust as best as I can...but I will never feel normal.  The only thing …
This is blowing my mind. I cant believe there are other people out there that feel "not here" as well. I like to call it being on "auto-pilot" not that I can't control what I'm doing, its like my soul has more important matters to deal with than everyday things. Often times I will be driving, know where I'm going, get there then wonder how in …
Tonight while I was at dinner with my mother I decided to talk about this. I have had this feeling for about a year now.  I just started noticing it, but me and my mom have talked about it before and she told me what it was called and sent me this site. I got on it and started reading it and reading what other …
For years I have attempted to recount my experience with depersonalization as a full-time condition.  And every time I've tried, I've stopped, for the simple reason that I first knew this illness nearly 30 years ago, and to relay everything I've experienced, felt and learned in that time would literally take hundreds of pages.  But now, having explored the condition intensely for several years, I …
I'm really glad I found this site. I suddenly feel less alone.Anyway, I'm a 28 y/o female. Initially I sought treatment for cognitive difficulties, memory problems, an inability to focus and a general sense of fogginess. My psychiatrist diagnosed me with depression as well as ADD. He claimed that the "brain fog," as I call it, is attributed to the depression, which could be attributed …
Hi all!! First of all I'm sorry for my English won't be as good as I wanted to be. My personal story started in Spain (where I am) 28 years ago in 1975 when I was ten years old. I was in classroom, sitting on my chair, in a clear and shinny morning of September and suddenly a slight dizziness and then in a second all my perceptions …
I have not been clinically diagnosed with anything, which may at this point invalidate my claim, but I know I've got the "something" those of us with this condition experience. Corresponding with accounts I've read from others, some of us develop this identity (ha) after we come to perceive the human existence as one devoid of divine matter and constructed simply of mechanistic elements which have …
Where to begin my story of DP which has spanned roughly 35 yrs. I'm 42 and I believe my first episode occurred when I was pre-teen. I remember it vividly.  Sitting around with my family playing SORRY in what I recall as a very ordinary night. Suddenly a wave of "unrealness" swept over me and I recall leaving the game in a panic.  At that …
I am told that when I was 3 I took a walk with my Grandmother around the block after a big rainstorm. She stopped and holding my hand we looked into a puddle. I said, "Gramma, I see my reflection".  I believe I had a sense of "self" then. But, when I was about 7 I was playing ballerina and spun myself around too much …
Much later in life I looked back on my childhood with fond memories of Halloween, the one day of the year where I could put on a mask and know what I was supposed to be that day. More importantly others would not know me thus the slate was clean once again and I could be something new. I took this experience and applied it …
The first time I suffered from DP was four months following the birth of my first child.  It was a horrible experience.  I thought I was losing my mind.  I even considered suicide.  After confiding in my mother I was sent to a psychologist.  The psychologist later sent me to a psychiatrist.  The psychiatrist diagnosed Postpartum Depression.  She told me I was suffering from depression, …

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