Depersonalization WILL NOT give you Multiple Personality Disorder

Depersonalization WILL NOT give you Multiple Personality Disorder

Depersonalization WILL NOT give you Multiple Personality Disorder _____________________________ For people who suffer with Depersonalization, the fear of developing Multiple Personality Disorder  (now more commonly known as Dissociative Identity Disorder or DID) is incredibly common. The symptoms that accompany Depersonalization — … feelings of unreality, of being separated from your body, not recognizing your own […]

Extreme Depersonalization

Extreme Depersonalization

Lately I’ve been coming across more and more stories about people worried that they have ‘Extreme Depersonalization’. What is Extreme Depersonalization? It’s the idea that there is some variant of DP that only a few people get, that is worse than most (and possibly all) other cases, and is either extremely difficult or totally impossible […]

Depersonalization: Three Reasons You're NOT Going Crazy

Depersonalization: Three Reasons You’re NOT Going Crazy

Depersonalization: Three Reasons You’re NOT Going Crazy ________________________ It’s the question that virtually everyone asks themselves when they experience Depersonalization: Am I Going Crazy? Or what if I eventually go insane? Before we go any further, let’s get this out of the way: No, you’re absolutely NOT going ‘crazy’, ‘insane’, ‘psychotic’ or anything remotely like that. Not […]

Depersonalization: Exhaustion and Muscle Pain

Depersonalization: Exhaustion and Muscle Pain

Depersonalization: Exhaustion and Muscle Pain ________________________ Let’s take a look at two of the symptoms that you don’t hear about too often when it comes to Depersonalization: Exhaustion and Muscle Pain. It seems like it should be an obvious effect, but often, DP sufferers tend to get so caught up in the frightening intensity of […]

Does Depersonalization Affect Vision

Does Depersonalization Affect Vision?

Does Depersonalization Affect Vision? ________________________ It’s one of the most commonly reported symptoms of Depersonalization. I experienced it myself and I hear it from sufferers all the time: My vision is foggy / distorted I can see visual snow / ‘floaters’ Static / Fuzzy Vision Things appear to move slightly Things just look ‘strange’ Light […]

Can Medication Cure Depersonalization

Can Medication Cure Depersonalization?

Can Medication Cure Depersonalization? Note:  I am not a medical professional and the information in this article is presented purely as advice. I am basing this advice on ten years of experience, both with taking anti-depressants myself and dealing with thousands of DP sufferers who have (and have not) used them. However, the decision to […]

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Is Depersonalization Permanent?

This is the question that haunts everyone who develops depersonalization: How long will this condition persist? Will I have to learn to live with it forever? I’ve heard of people recovering, but what if mine is different? Is depersonalization permanent? ________________________ It’s the most frightening aspect of developing a condition like DP — the possibility […]

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Depersonalization and Memory Loss

Depersonalization and Memory Loss DP sufferers regularly experience problems with their memory.  Is there really a link between depersonalization and memory loss? ________________________ In the midst of all the strange symptoms that accompany depersonalization is one that seems to be very common and quite distressing: memory loss. I hear it from DP sufferers all the […]

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Depersonalization – What’s Your Biggest Fear?

Depersonalization What’s Your Biggest Fear? Why is it so common for DP sufferers that amongst all of their many anxious thoughts, they have a specific fear that can feel like the hardest to tackle? Depersonalization – What’s Your Biggest Fear? ________________________ I recently received an email from a depersonalization sufferer who said that, while he […]

Depersonalization Recovery

Depersonalization Recovery – Is it REALLY Possible?

Depersonalization Recovery Is it REALLY Possible? Possibly one of the most frightening things about having DP is the idea that once you have it, there’s no way to fully get better. I am asked this all the time — is depersonalization recovery an actual recovery… or just getting used to living with it?   So let’s put the […]

Schizophrenia, Cancer - What Depersonalization is NOT

Schizophrenia, Cancer – What Depersonalization is NOT

Schizophrenia, Cancer – What Depersonalization is NOT Don’t worry — Depersonalization is not nearly as serious as you think. If you have depersonalization, you have almost certainly been jumping to some catastrophic conclusions about what the condition is.  I know I did! Don’t worry, it’s incredibly common to do that. But to clear things up, […]

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Top Five Depersonalization Myths

Top Five Depersonalization Myths What are the most common myths about Depersonalization? If you have depersonalization, I’m sure you’ve already been looking through websites and forums, looking at lots of different material, some of it possibly quite intimidating and frightening. I did the same thing when I first got DP and I can almost guarantee that much of […]

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Tinnitus and Depersonalization

Tinnitus and Depersonalization Tinnitus and DepersonalizationI have often had people with anxiety and depersonalization contact me describing a ‘ringing in the ears’ as one of their many symptoms. Though I never personally experienced tinnitus and depersonalization at the same time, I know that they can exacerbate each other. And recently, after a brush with temporary tinnitus, I […]

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If you have drug-induced Depersonalization, read this NOW

If you have drug-induced Depersonalization, read this NOW What to do if you have developed Depersonalization from drugsDrug-induced depersonalization (DPD) is very common, and as stronger strains of weed become more popular, it’s becoming incredibly frequent. The most common situation is that you have had an intense / bad experience on weed, LSD, ketamine etc […]

Grampa Simpson and Depersonalization

Grampa Simpson and Depersonalization

Grampa Simpson and Depersonalization Grandpa Simpson and Depersonalization  There’s a brilliant scene in the Simpsons episode “22 Short Films About Springfield” where Grandpa Simpson is demanding medical attention.    He’s only happy when gets seen to by the inimitable Dr. Nick who diagnoses him with “Bonus Eruptus” — “a terrible condition where the skeleton tries to leap out […]

Anxiety and Depersonalization

Anxiety and Depersonalization – What’s the Difference?

Anxiety and Depersonalization What’s the Difference? Anxiety and Depersonalization: What’s the Difference?  One of the greatest and most consistent misunderstandings about depersonalization is how it relates to anxiety. I hear it all the time from folks who get in contact with me regarding the condition, and I remember encountering it regularly in forums aswell: People […]

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Depersonalization article in Elle Magazine

Elle Magazine article on Depersonalization Depersonalization disorder: Elle Magazine ArticleI recently came across this article in Elle magazine on Depersonalization Disorder. Although the article had originally appeared in 2007, it has lately been doing the rounds on DP forums and Twitter accounts. Mainly it seems to be about Sandy Gale and her terrible experience with […]

Fears and Anxious Thoughts

How can I deal with so many fears and anxious thoughts?

How can I deal with so many fears and anxious thoughts? I recently received an email from a young DP sufferer who told me that he’d been facing his specific fears and anxious thoughts, one by one.   So one week, he would attempt to address his DP-induced fear of school. The next week he’d […]

Depersonalization Disorder in the Media

Depersonalization Disorder in the Media

Depersonalization Disorder in the Media Depersonalization disorder is not often mentioned in the media.This is down to a number of reasons, for example: 1. It’s not easily diagnosed2. It’s often conflated with other conditions3. There is a general lack of recognition of it within the medical community, especially outside of the mental health community. If […]

Depersonalization: Why Do You Charge for the DP Manual?

Depersonalization: Why Do You Charge for the DP Manual?

Depersonalization: Why Do You Charge for the DP Manual? Why not give the Depersonalization Manual away for Free? Depersonalization: Why Do You Charge for the DP Manual? Sometimes if I happen across a mention of my book online it can be in a forum where someone says something like: “I don’t get it. If this […]

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Does Depersonalization Come Back

Does Depersonalization Come Back? When you recover from DP, how likely is it to return?I am often asked — Does Depersonalization come back?  My answer is always this: Your recovery will stop all feelings of depersonalization. One of the many benefits of this is that once you know and recognize depersonalization for what it is […]

Depersonalization - Weed and Other Drugs

Depersonalization: Weed and Other Drugs

Depersonalization: Weed and Other Drugs As somebody with years of experience in dealing with my own depersonalization and with people who have depersonalization, I’m still amazed at the amount of people who have developed the condition as a result of bad drug experiences. This is extremely common and can be triggered with weed and other […]

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Depersonalization Forums – Why you must avoid them

Why you must avoid Depersonalization Forums One of the most common questions I’ve seen in all of my years of correspondence with people suffering from depersonalization is this: “I’ve been looking on depersonalization forums and there are people who have had the condition for 10 / 20 / 30 years…. If that can happen to […]