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How do you deal with depersonalisation


#1

how do you deal with depersonalisation…meds? therapy? CBT?

what works


#2

Therapy and supplements. Mindfulness helps a lot.


#3

I suffer from derealization which is similar. I don’t think there’s a cure for it, but when it happens (occasionally) I usually sleep it off.


#4

it stresses me out…I cant escape it…feels like a bad paranoid dream…does my head in


#5

What meds are you on? And what dose?


#6

im on 800mg quetiapine and 6mg invega


#7

I also experience derealization. A friend of mine said that she has derealization all the time for years. It must be really tough


#8

@ChaosBiology @Om_Sadasiva…whats the difference between derealisation and depersonalisation?


#9

No big difference. Google it. Out of your self. Out of reality. All are dream like. You become a witness of yourself


#10

Derealization is feeling disconnected from your surroundings. So things and places seem u familiar and distant. Also I get mind fog and sometimes intrusive thoughts with a derealization panic attack. I think depersonalisation is more of an out of body experience. And losing emotions. Google it.


#11

depersonalisation to me feels like im kinda out of my head having a bad paranoid dream…my perceptions change…im kinda out of my head and the voices become very abusive…its very stressful


#12

I get derealization I am not really sure how to deal with it yet but I will hopefully start therapy soon. It sort of feels like I just live in some sort of dream. I woke up from a dream this morning and I felt so off. It’s been happening a lot lately I’ve had some very odd dreams and feeling very weird when I wake up it continues throughout the day. I really wish I just felt normal again but my psychiatrist said it’s good that I notice that some of my thinking is delusional.


#13

I think finding ways to deal with anxiety and stress might help reduce depersonalisation.
But that’s easier said than done.
I don’t know if it’s possible. It might be.
I haven’t found a way to deal with it up to now.


#14

It feels like I’m in a different realm of existence with derelaisation. Things don’t feel like they normally do. Even the surroundings, not just the people. The whole entire atmosphere feels different and I myself may not necessarily feel depersonalised in those circumstances.