Depersonalization / Feeling detached from yourself
You feel off and detached, kind of like you’re looking in on your life from the outside. You might feel a little bit numb, and you don’t get excited about things as easily. In fact, your whole sense of self feels like it’s gone out the window, and all that’s left is a cloud of brain fog! Whew…it’s a lot to process. There’s actually a name for this feeling: it’s known as depersonalization. Lots of people have a passing sensation of depersonalization, and this is totally normal, especially if it happens after a crisis or personal loss. It only becomes a problem when that feeling comes back again and again, never goes away, or you feel so out of it that you can't live a normal life. Women are about twice as likely to experience depersonalization as men, most often between ages 15 and 30. If you use certain recreational drugs (especially cannabis, hallucinogens, or ketamine), depersonalization can sometimes be a side effect. The first thing to know is this: you are still you, and what you’re experiencing is just a symptom, possibly linked to depersonalization-derealization disorder. As episodes associated with this disorder can be triggered by stress, it’s not uncommon for people with invisible illness to go through this. And—big emphasis here—it's really important not to isolate yourself. Find a qualified therapist who gets you and look to them for guidance. Psychotherapy, aka talk therapy, is the main treatment. On your own, see if practicing meditation or relaxation techniques help. And by all means, rely on social support (like your WanaFam), stay busy, and don't think you have to manage this alone!
Recent posts about Depersonalization / Feeling detached from yourself
Can someone help me I have Depersonalization derealization disorder and it started happening ever since I started CBD carts and its it's happening even when I'm sober please help me I don't have a psychotherapist and I need some advice
Im on this app mostly to help others. After seeing everyone elses condition I feel a bit guilty about sharing my problems. Mostly about depersonalization, its mild compared 2 more serious cases. Im in autopilot most of the time & its like I dont have control over myself but not in a horrible way, just in a loose way. I do things automatically, Im not myself like that, just a robot. In relation 2 my emotions, Im not as numb as I used 2 be, which is good. I see others have it worse, then feel bad.
Have any of you with mast cell, Lyme and mold sickness (along with the slew of other things this is often compounded by such as viruses, parasites, cavitations, etc) made a full recovery? In specific, you’re living without major depersonalization, brain fog, emf sensitivity’s and fatigue/depressive thinking? If so, what do you feel helped the most and what was your turning point? I trust I’ll get back to 100% as I came so close once and I hold onto hope, but sometimes I need to hear it from you
hey i was wondering if anyone had an expeirience with depersonalization i think i have it but i dont know for sure
*I am not diagnosed with anything, I am not saying I have anything just that I experience these things.* So for depersonalization its kind of odd..but when I look in a mirror it feels as if I'm wearing VR goggles bc this feels like a simulation or as if im in a cosplay. If you asked me to draw/picture myself I would describe "Ideal me". They look similar but this is what I feel like I look likd when I picture myself it feels like a costume or a simulation. Does anyone else relate to this?
I'm so confused. Every day I have a split opinion on what's happening in my brain. I've been having horrible depersonalization, but I've never been diagnosed with any DID, and I'm also not a system (I think, I dunno. I keep hearing voices but I think that's just my conscience) I'm stressed and don't know what's going on. please help me understand