TeenHelp
Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives

You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!


Mental Health Use this forum to share your mental health concerns and to seek advice.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
Lokaylee Offline
Member
Welcome me, I'm new!
*
 
Lokaylee's Avatar
 
Name: Kaylee
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Location: United States

Posts: 22
Join Date: September 15th 2012

Derealization/Depersonalization? - September 15th 2012, 04:15 AM

I'm pretty sure there may be threads out there about this topic, but I'd like to create one of my own because I'm just starting to identify with symptoms similar to what I hear about DR and DP.

For those who aren't familiar with DR/DP, think of it like this. Have you ever experienced deja vu? It's like a fleeting sense of perception, correct? Imagine that, times a factor of 100, and then being stuck feeling like that for most of your life. It's as if my self is not really in reality, like I'm dreaming or high (in a bad way). The world looks rather two dimensional, and it feels like I'm stuck on pause while the world goes on around me. I can still function, and it may seem like I'm going on normally, but in my head, it's complete chaos.

Does anyone have similar experiences or any advice? I could really use just about anything at this point...
   
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
PSY Offline
Hugh Jackman ♥

TeenHelp Veteran
*************
 
PSY's Avatar
 
Name: Robin
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Location: Southern California

Posts: 10,015
Blog Entries: 34
Join Date: June 12th 2009

Re: Derealization/Depersonalization? - September 15th 2012, 08:07 PM

I haven't experienced DR/DP (aside from things like déjà vu), but if you are struggling with severe symptoms like these, I strongly encourage you to see your physician in order to rule out medical conditions. After that, ask for a referral to a psychological professional who specializes in dissociative disorders. I know you said you can function normally on the outside, but being able to think clearly (and be at peace) is also important.






   
  (#3 (permalink)) Old
Lokaylee Offline
Member
Welcome me, I'm new!
*
 
Lokaylee's Avatar
 
Name: Kaylee
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Location: United States

Posts: 22
Join Date: September 15th 2012

Re: Derealization/Depersonalization? - September 15th 2012, 08:46 PM

Thank you very much for your advice. I have a psychiatrist and therapist, and I've had an EEG done in the past (a 20 min. one) to check for other problems, but it came up as normal. I've also had various blood tests done and they were all normal. My psychiatrist has recommended a 2-day EEG in the past and will probably recommend that again. I've told my therapist about it and I'm seeing her on Wednesday. Hopefully all of this will get figured out once and for all.
   
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All material copyright ©1998-2019, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.