I have just recently found the term for what I have been feeling persistently for the last 12yrs. I became acutely aware of the detachment one day driving home from work- I was in a rush to get home to pick up my daughter from the sitters- when I realized that I just didn't "feel there". I have lived with that unreal feeling ever since. …
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, an unbelievably hot rush of fear swept through my body …
This has turned into more of a life story... But I guess the person's history is crucial to understanding the person. I'm not sure when exactly this depersonalization thing came on, and what caused it. If I had to guess I'd say it was a combination of an overwhelming feeling of inferiority mixed with an incredible LSD experience. Yea... Somewhere around there. When I was in grade …
I am glad to have someone to share my experience with. I am 60 yrs old and just found out I've have de-personalization since 3 yrs old or earlier. It was always after I went to bed and I would look at my hands and know they were mine, but where was the "me" inside of me. Terror would strike. I've never been dissociated , …
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 …
My saga begins on a street corner in a fairly large city with " my buddy" Jeff stating the question to me, "I thought you were gonna do all three" in regards to some random pharmaceutical amphetamine tablets, "uppers" as they were called, most likely doled out to weight obsessed housewives back in the late spring of 1969. I was pretty high on  two already, …
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, an unbelievably hot rush of fear swept through my body …
Hi, I had my first depersonalization experience when I was 12 3/4 years old.  I'm ashamed and sorrowed to admit that it occurred just two weeks after  the first time I smoked marijuana.  The DP event was so incredibly traumatic and life altering.  I look back now over the years (I'm 37 now), and can see how my life was altered forever from that first DP …
Wow. Just found this site, and like most of the posts here I am amazed how well it describes what I have been feeling - in my case, since I was twelve. Now I'm 26 and have always just assumed that I felt 'existential angst' a bit more strongly than other people. So many of the descriptions here - hyperconsciousness, anxiety, inability to relax, preoccupation …
From the start of my life until 1997, I would describe myself as having, for want of a better word, a ‘normal’ state of mind.  I experienced ups and downs, had likes and dislikes, and felt entitled to my hopes and expectations.  I was happy enough in my day to day life and was looking forward to the future. The thing which I used to love about life …
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 am twenty-five and have been dealing, or attempting to deal with depersonalization for twenty years. I do not recall any of my time here on earth before age of four, so that time is irrelevant to me. I grew up in a dysfunctional environment, so it is my guess that depersonalization on my behalf may have risen from this period of my life. I …

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