My first experience with DP occurred when I was 15. I had been away from home on holiday with my twin brother and friend; the first time I had spent time away from home, and on returning felt that everything looked different in some way, that familiar places I had passed very day on the […]
After reading these stories I feel that I really need to post also so that I may also help. Personally I’ve never received an official diagnosis of Depersonalization. I’m currently 31. For me it starts as early as I can remember. The first real depersonalization thing that ever happened to me was an out of […]
I am so thankful that I finally found out what is wrong with me…DID, dissociative disorder…which, by the way, is not rare. It is now believed that as high as 10% of the general population has some level of DID (of which depersonalization is a part)…. Thank you to all of you who are posting […]
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 would like to begin by asking this simple question: Can smoking weed ONCE and getting high ONCE ruin the rest of a person’s life?The nightmare that now is my life began 4 years ago on November 8th 2001. I had started hanging with a bad crowd in school, you know the type that like sex, drugs and […]
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 […]
Hi, my name is Alex, I’m 28 and this is my experience with DP. About 18 months ago while at work something changed inside my brain. It was instantaneous, I looked around and everything seemed different, like nothing was real, like I was in a dream or a movie or under the influence of drugs, […]
Hi, I’m Patrick.  I’m 36 and I’ve felt “not here” since I was about 9 or 10.  I can remember the exact moment the feeling came on, and the cause appears to have nothing to do with drugs or abuse, as related by some of the others here, but rather a kind of mental experiment I then […]
This is brilliant! All these people outside looking in, I’m gushing over. I’m 22, I do take a lot of drugs (I make no excuses). I didn’t realize there was a name for this feeling until I found this site. To be perfectly honest I’ve been walking around in a kind of stunned haze these […]
My DP first began about 10 years ago, when I was 14. I have never used an illicit substance – no pot, LSD, Speed, etc. Not even a sniff. So the onset of my symptoms still remains a bit of a mystery…..I remember the first time I has a DP experience. It was like having an overwhelming sense […]
The fan blowing on my feet is the only comfort I can feel at this moment. The flannel sheets are soft on my skin, my pillow is tucked under me in just the right places, but I still can’t feel completely at ease.I can stare at the closet door all night long wondering why I […]
I found this site many months ago at a point of great desperation. I am glad to add my story to those many others that have helped me to understand that I’m not the only one, and that I am not going crazy. I am a 20 year-old female and I have determined that I […]

Share your story