"Hardly a New Disorder"

I wish people would understand that DP and DR are perceptual distortions that are not a “fad.” This disorder is nothing new and dissociation has existed for thousands of years. However, it is infinitely difficult to describe unless perhaps one equates this with negative recreational drug trips or drugs meant to achieve “spiritual awakenings.”

"The word depersonalization itself, in a diagnostic sense, refers to both a symptom and a full-blown psychiatric disorder. Ludovic Dugas, a psychologist/philosopher, who often wrote on topics of memory and déjà vu, is most often credited with first using the term in its present context, in the late 1890s ... Read More...

Lyme Disease and DP

DP and DR can occur in many illnesses. One cause that is generally overlooked or never considered is Lyme Disease. A good number of DP sufferers can trace their DP symptoms to this tick-borne illness. Have a look. I will soon post an article with a summary of non-psychiatric triggers for the symptoms of DP and DR.

A gripping tale of microbes, medicine & money UNDER OUR SKIN investigates the untold story of Lyme disease, an emerging epidemic with staggering consequences. Each year thousands go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, told that their symptoms are "all in their head." Following the stories of patients and physicians fighting the disease, the film brings into focus a haunting picture not only of our health care system and its inability to cope with a silent and growing terror, but of a medical establishment all too willing to put profits ahead of patients.

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Link to the Under Our Skin Website