Good Morning and welcome to HealingWell.
I am sorry you are "dissapointed there isnt a category specifically for DP/DR". This disorder is usually adressed under Anxiety Disorders and we do not have a forum for every individual anxiety disorder per se so we talk about this disorder in this very forum.
Depersonalization = acute stress disorder: an anxiety disorder characterized by development of anxiety, dissociative, and other symptoms within one month following exposure to an extremely traumatic event. If persistent, it may become posttraumatic stress disorder.
I would like to suggest that you start by first seeing your family doctor or a general practitioner.
- If a clear diagnosis can't be made by your family doctor, you may be referred to a neurologist (a doctor who specializes in brain and nervous system disorders) or psychiatrist (a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating mental disorders).
- Your doctor or doctors will want to make sure your symptoms aren't caused by an underlying neurological condition such as epilepsy or another disorder.
- Because depersonalization disorder sometimes occurs along with depression or other psychological disorders, your doctor may also want to investigate whether you may have one of these conditions as well.
I hope this information helps you and please do keep on making wise choices.
Health and Happiness,
~~ Kitt ~~
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Post Edited (stkitt) : 10/23/2009 5:33:45 AM (GMT-6)