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BlakeAlexander15
10d ago

Does anyone experience bad depersonalization? The symptoms of this frighten me so much and I haven’t learned how to cope or overcome this. It triggers my ocd even more because I’m always ruminating about my sanity and what’s wrong with me.

Imaan7
10d ago
I Developed dp/dr couple months after ocd, worst symptoms occurred month and half ago. It still lingers, I actually cant really tell tbh but the more you ruminate and think about it the more significant It will seem. If youre havimg an episode, do deep belly breathing and just know it will pass and you wont die from it nor will you go crazy💙
hopeful for hygge
10d ago
I can relate to this a lot. I see a therapist who specializes in PTSD and depersonalization / derealization, and I’m doing EMDR. The disorder is the brains defense mechanism to protect against acute/chronic stress, fear, depression (or any intense emotion, really) but the symptoms of it cause its own sort of trauma. Best thing to do is find grounding and coping skills for the symptoms you’re experiencing. And I can share other grounding techniques that I’ve worked for me, if you’re interested, but this is a helpful list. https://www.healthline.com/health/grounding-techniques#physical-techniques
willowmagick1010
10d ago
i suffer from awful dp/dr. it gets really bad at work but it helps for me to say a little mantra to myself - ABSORB - Aware of my Body, i Stop, Observe, Relax and Breathe. and actually taking the time to do these things helps quite a bit, just reminding myself that what i see is real, i'm real and just overwhelmed. good luck pal!