But when I calm down, I can no longer relate to those feelings at all, it feels like that's a completely different person. I was a frustrated, miserable, angry, depressed mess. I also developed halos/rays around lights and terrible glare. Now, now I'm not saying certain drugs don't have their place in severe situations tinteyly help and indvidual calm down or get over the hump of a tough time. Existential thoughts were unbearable. In 2% of cases angry in is used. When I’m angry, I feel like a bottle with lots of reactions going on inside it. I certainly feel like I'm doing thinns without reason I.e mood swings, reply so, arguments and little things I feel like it isn't me doing it and I feel "like a stranger watching me from the outside.." I don't really know why I'm commenting on here, but today has been a bad day for this feeling, most days I'll stay alone in bed, however today I was already in my boyfriend house which also felt strange despite being with him for 2 years, I keep coming over all panicky and I have no idea how to explain things. I just copied. Whenever I've tried to explain what its like to others, I'm either not believed, or they don't seem to comprehend the level to which it can ruin a life. You may link it to acute trauma or years of chronic stress, or to nothing at all. I am not 100% but I am better. I feel very stressed at times from school, if I'm not at school I work with my dad part time as a painter. People with DPD are sometimes afraid to leave their houses or engage in activities that might trigger panic attacks. Posted Oct 19, 2011 It's like your brain is relearning but knows you know what the object is or whatever is going around you. Posted by. Searching searching. It only lasted a moment but for the first time I actually tried to describe the feeling to her and I couldn't, well, she thought it was schizophrenia. I think you missed the depth of James' point. Did not work. This went on about 8 months. Talking about the issue stresses them and they get angry all over again. But then, when it comes to romantic relationships, you might feel like a ‘small child’, a little insecure, unsure and wanting to feel loved. What does being angry feel like? Flip the Script, Too few know about this, even in the professional arena, My personal depersonalization experiences, Depersonalisation (Or as I call it, Unreality!! You might even feel grateful. Feeling possessed. So today we are counting the types of angry people. I wonder if I just have a lot of anger inside, but I don't know why it's there. Its simply understanding that when your mind does this it's there to protect you. Still it's disappointing that this disorder is not better known among professionals. Also being anxious in social situations (another disorder, apparently) this is terrifying. And this hell lasted for over 5 months creating such emotional & mental anguish I don't know how I survived. And I am appalled, sickened and heartbroken at the treatment they receive when returning back home. i was experiencing life from another side of itself, so pure, so loving. Different types of antidepressants may produce different signs. People with DPD feel distant from others and themselves. You’re entitled to feel whatever you need to feel. I tried so hard to be a part of, but it was all just going through the motions. I think am going through this and i think the cause might have been my health condition, relating to my kneecap injury,which has deprived me from being active and alive for years now. I have hope again. You don't need to see an MD and if you do, he/she will probably just prescribe a pill, which is not what you need for this disorder. I don’t like the way I am when I get angry, but I’ve never taken my anger deliberately out on another person and tried making them feel worthless. No one wants the blame but there is a Truth (there is no morally relative truth -- this is Bullshit) and this is it my friend. I recall these feelings from the time I was 4 or 5. Good luck to you James, and thanks for posting the 'truth'. It was only after I stumbled upon http://www.dpselfhelp.com/forum/ that I understood what it was and felt the comfort of knowing I wasn't the only person out there suffering. Their idea was wipe all your receptors clean. They laugh, mock, humiliate, denigrate, undermine, gaslight and mentally torture those who either oppose, deny, or reject their scientific dogma (mainstream Psychiatric dogma). just prior, i had experienced some tramatic events in my life where i had a complete mental breakdown. I have to wonder if 75% of them are choosing the same option out that I prayed for while enduring the horrific mental torture of a Klonopin withdrawal everything was just peace. Wow James! Its like being a zombie. everything fills me with anxiety. I have 'had it' for 50 years but as it was my only way of being, never realised that other people felt differently. Anyways good luck. I feel I can’t be happy like before. I sincerely hope it's not with another drug. I feel detached. Shutterstock. There are studies at the IoP in London (Dr. Mauricio Sierra) who wrote a great medical textbook "Depersonalization: A New Look at a Neglected Syndrome." I am worried that psychiatry will treat Depersonalizion Disorder with yet more drugs resolving nothing in the process. I had(still have) what my neuro calls 'visual snow', and palinopsia. Finally got back on an antidepressant. Like trying to describe the color blue to a blind person. They stop traveling, talking to others, watching TV, or even going to doctors. Cannabis, too much reading of philosophy and a general feeling of everything being meaningless resulted in a mental breakdown that took me a year to recover from. its hard to move, experience anything as a solid reality, and right now its a feeling of being half real, half not. You feel although you're high on weed but you aren't and it doesn't last forever. I feel I have faced rejection all my life from girls from family and even some friends and recently I have just become an angry different person is this me now The reality is you have stop giving a damnn about nonsense like this. the mind had stopped, but now it is thinking and feeling, but what is where its all a mess. Takes me a couple of minutes to get back to "normal". I wished I had known back then what I know now. People with DPD in some cases report feeling as if an evil entity has taken up residence inside their head, watching them and making negative comments. With the months and then years, I obsessed less and less about the #1 thought in my head: that I had gambled away my sanity with one late-night hit from a bong. I am 54 years old and only came across the DP term a month ago. today i was losing myself... sorry for bad english please give me an advice help me i am 19 years old. i ask, for myself, that is what it felt like, and that experience lasted for a few months. The first signs are often felt as a "mental break." Now I'm developing a stupid slow and introverted guy. It is the ultimate identity crisis, and requires that the persistent introspection it invokes be dealt with in ways most "normal" people hardly even imagine. Unlike you, the new me emerging IS the personalised me, as I actively identify with these new experiences and feel that at long last, I am being real. 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