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I'm late to the party on this but...

Did you describe your actual symptoms to your pdoc or did you recite the symptoms you learned of while doing research on the topic of dissociation? Or possibly a mixture of both?

Since you have OCD ruminations, you might have very well ruminated on the subject of you having characteristics of dissociation to the point of convincing yourself you are experiencing symptoms that you actually are not. 


I ask because you were so enthusiastic about your discovery of dissociation that you think it changed the entire course of your life.  That's a big statement.  I just want you to get treated for symptoms you are actually experiencing instead of wasting time on treatment courses that may not be best suited for what you are experiencing. 


Now, by all means, if you are experiencing symptoms of dissociation, tell your pdoc and get the treatment you need!! I'm definitely not trying to imply that you are for sure confusing symptoms.  I just know that, at least from my experience, I/my anxiety can do an awesome job of convincing myself that I have all these symptoms/diseases/etc that I actually don't have.  (Like, I'm 95% sure I'm pregnant every month.  And then I get my period.  And then I feel silly.)

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Umm. I'm not a doctor.

I do, however, have one hefty case of Pure OCD.


There have been times when I get so overwhelmed and wrapped up in OCD insanity that I really start having symptoms of an anxiety attack... which happen to often mimic the feeling of "depersonalization".


The prevalence of anxiety disorders is greater than that of  "depersonalization disorder" [or dissociation].


There is a saying in the medical/psych community:

"When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras"


Just something to think about.







Depersonalization disorder: pharmacological approaches

Anxiety Disorder Among Adults

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Ya, take everyone's advice becuz honestly I don't know what you have but , to me that was just my opinion. I also think getting your doctor to tell you an letting him examine you as much as possible. He would be the one to tell you if you have this or that. Also. When my pure o hit in 08 I would get answers from everybody that would fit the discription of what I was going thru. And what that did was give me relief but, only for a short time. So ya I can and could be feeding your OCD if that is what it is. CBT is helpful....Med's lik SSRI's are helpful....But, if you can get past the point where you stop asking the questions and answering them then your on your way to recovery. Thats my opinion any body here can disagree but if you don't have OCD pls don't check me.

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I have a seroious problem. Does anyone else constantly obssesse about themselves? I get these crazy perception shifts and views about the why we think. Well, probably the way I think. It's like every thought I have I think about why I had that thought or what part of me generated it. Also when I'm around people it's like I'm only there phsyicly. I am constantly watching my own actions and thoughts from an "internal" outside perception. I keep thinking the things my mind generates are real and wish I could unlearn them. I'm so lost in my head. I try meditAtion and talk therapy but it's like my head can debunk everything I try with certain " insight" and perception shifts. Is there anything that can help me?

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