I was diagnosed with Depersonalization Disorder when I was 15. I first started getting the episodes when I was 10, and they scared me but I didn’t tell anyone about them basically because I thought everyone must have these sorts of things happen to them. I mean, I thought that it’s impossible to everyone to […]
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 […]
So it DOES have a name!  This site told me two words that three therapists, one nurse practitioner, and SIX psychiatrists couldn’t – Depersonalization Disorder!  Throughout the years, I’ve been on nine different meds (each one by itself, and then in combinations), and have been diagnosed with seven different disorders (none of which ever seemed right).  Nothing ever helped, except the […]
Hello, I’m Jonathan, 20 years old, and I live in Massachusetts. I’ve read some of these stories and noticed that a lot of people get DP from drug usage or a traumatic experience. I firmly believe I’ve had mine since birth, or at least- as far back as I can remember. My father has DP, my […]
I came across this site on accident, but I am so glad I did!  For over ten years, I thought I was the only one in the world who had experienced this. When I was 14 I tried smoking pot for the first time.  I didn’t feel anything from it.  I tried it again a few weeks […]
Well, I guess to start off this completely f***d up story of my life living with DP. My name is Cone, well everyone and their mother calls me that. I’ll be sixteen in a week. It all started shy over 2 years ago. It started with just this melancholy detached from life sort of feeling […]
My name is Tina I’m 26 years old and live in Ma. I starting experimenting with drugs at the age of 11. It was just weed at first then I decided to smoke dust. I tried it once and didn’t care for it. Anyway, my grandmother took care of my sister and I, cause mom worked the night […]
I am 25 years old, and have suffered anxiety, panic attacks, depression and DP since I was about 15 years old. My panic attacks started when I was 15, after an experience with pot.After smoking with a friend, I began to “freak out”.  I had never felt like this before.  I felt as if I […]
Well, I’ve had DP for about two years now, so I figured it was about time I shared my story. Who knows, it may even help me a bit. Unlike many other people, my DP did not start as a result of using drugs. In fact I’ve never even tried any illegal drugs. It began […]
I came across this site on accident, but I am so glad I did!  For over ten years, I thought I was the only one in the world who had experienced this. When I was 14 I tried smoking pot for the first time.  I didn’t feel anything from it.  I tried it again a few weeks […]
Here is the story of my experiences with DP/DR. First of all I would just like to state that I have never done ANY drugs besides drink once and a while, and I know that the drinking has nothing to do with my DP. My first experience with this menace was in 7th grade. It […]
I have lived with DP for 30 years. The onset of the disorder occurred following a suicide attempt at age 15. I took an overdose of pills (I thought they were valium, but in actuality I have no idea what they were). I laid down after taking the pills and went to sleep crying, convinced […]

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