If you live with a depersonalization/derealization condition you are not alone.
Depersonalization/derealization conditions are prevalent and are experienced especially by adolecents and young adults of all social, economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. These people may be members of your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, or people you pass on the street.
- All research points to the fact that DP/DR conditions can be managed and that people with DP/DR conditions can live healthy, happy lives. It starts with you!
- Your awareness and acceptance of anyone living with a DP/DR condition will help remove the barriers that cause people to feel ashamed of their DP/DR and not want to openly discuss their experiences or seek help.
- The more we talk about DP/DR conditions and open ourselves to new information the more likely people will be to seek appropriate treatment, talk about their DP/DR with health professionals, and receive the proper diagnosis and treatment of serious depersonalization related issues. We're here to help.
On our website you will see the term Disorder(s) replaced by the word Condition(s). At DPDRdisorder.org we use the term condition because we are very aware of the stigmatizing effects that words such as disorder have had on individuals with mental health issues and in affecting society's perception of mental health issues. The use of the term condition is meant to lessen the feelings of discrimination and stigmatization--external and internal--faced by people with DP/DR while still acknowledging its serious and debilitating nature.