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 […]
Hi my name is Christian and I have been suffering from DPD since 1991 when I was sixteen I was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and underwent 6 months of Chemotherapy.  About a week after the first treatment I woke in the morning and I felt like I was having an out of body experience.  […]
I never felt like I quite fit in socially in high school.  I found this wonderful thing called alcohol that made me feel happy and social.  When I spoke I didn’t feel like it would be stupid or people would laugh at me.  From this low self esteem I continued to drink.  Then prom weekend […]
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 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 […]
So reading all of the stories listed have helped somewhat, “somewhat” in that in about 10 minutes I will have forgotten all about this. My name is Joshua. I am 31 years of age. I have lost 28 years of that life and would actually consider every moment since 28 lost as well. It’s the […]
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 […]
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 […]
I never felt like I quite fit in socially in high school.  I found this wonderful thing called alcohol that made me feel happy and social.  When I spoke I didn’t feel like it would be stupid or people would laugh at me.  From this low self esteem I continued to drink.  Then prom weekend […]
Self No-Self  Depersonalization?  What’s that?  I’m now 40 and have been in the helping profession since my early 20’s.  I’ve read every diagnostic code there is and just now came to realize that depersonalization has always been the underlying issue in my life.  I cannot remember a time in my life where this diagnosis did […]
I have suffered from chronic depersonalization for nearly a year now.    I was sitting in my class, waiting for the bell to ring, when a girl offered me some pills.  She claimed they were caffeine pills.  I took two, and went back to doing my thing.  After the class, I began to feel odd.  […]
My name’s Monique and I’m 21, I’ve experienced DP/DR in one form or another since I was about 14 but in the cruelest form since I was about 17. I guess my story starts a few years before I had smoked marijuana. I had always experienced depression, especially in my first year of high school, and I would […]

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