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Speechless about new depersonalization disorder dx

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 18, 2010
  • 10:24 PM

I am newly, but I believe, accurately diagnosed with Depersonalization d/o classified with the dissociative disorders. After reading the DSM IV Criteria and multiple symptoms checklists, I am almost speechless in discovering this as a legitimate d/o. It answers so many questions, but I really don't know how to feel or react to it. I've been so used to blaming myself and telling myself that I'm lazy or trifling. It's habitual to stay in bed all day and do nothing because I'm overwhelmed with not being productive and my memory and attention span suffers tremendously. I often cry because I feel like I'm living so beneath my ability. I'm terrible competent and intelligent but consistently and chronically ineffective. I feel really disconnected with myself most of the time so this dx is so dead on. What I need is more information on the disorder and treatment for it and an online support group or forum specifically for depersonalization disorder. Know of any?

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