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Old 08-31-2017, 03:03 AM   #1
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as it turns out i have been dissociating (depersonalization and derealization mostly) since i was really young! i can't remember when it started but i was super young maybe 9? and i got scared and didn't tell my mom about it when i looked it up. this really worries me. i don't remember a specific trauma before then!! anyone else in this situation?
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as it turns out i have been dissociating (depersonalization and derealization mostly) since i was really young! i can't remember when it started but i was super young maybe 9? and i got scared and didn't tell my mom about it when i looked it up. this really worries me. i don't remember a specific trauma before then!! anyone else in this situation?
derealization and/or depersonalization don't necessarily occur from trauma. even just a child being overwhelmed in general by emotions/feelings (such as anxiety) can cause it.
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derealization and/or depersonalization don't necessarily occur from trauma. even just a child being overwhelmed in general by emotions/feelings (such as anxiety) can cause it.
that makes sense! and it makes me feel a lot better. thank you!
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I have had the same thing. I've had derealization and Depersonalization since I can remember. I am a person that has had anxiety for years though and feel stressed out a lot. I've also not had a childhood trauma experience.
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I dissociated severely at age 8. It was chronic at that time. I was stuck in it. My parents brought me to the doctors but they were too ignorant to know what it was. I ended up just deciding to pretend it wasn't happening anymore because being reminded of it caused it for me. But yes, it started young for me too.
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I now know that I have been dissociative since early childhood. But I do not remember dissociating back then. I have no memories of it. My memories of these other sides of me did not come until I was older than 36. The age of 36 was when I realized that I was doing and saying things that I did not remember. I had known something was wrong with me since my teenage years but I chalked it up to being a weak person. The weird thing is that it never entered my brain to go to a therapist.

My Dad was a family medical doctor for ten years before he became a Radiologist. He took care of all my medical problems. If he had promoted me to get mental health therapy I would have done it. He never told me that I was mentally ill so I did not know until 36. The dysfunctional family promotes the mental illness. Until we can get away from them the mental illness can stay hidden even from ourselves.

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I've had the same when I was younger, it still happens now when I get really nervous. I'd feel like I'm not involved with this world, a sort of out of body feeling. Even when I talk to people, I feel very stressed, I'd zone out.
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I get lost. Literally. Started at age 5. Very scary to suddenly find myself in unknown territory. As I got older it happened while driving. One second am fine and next am in a place I don't recall driving to. Now I don't drive much.

Does anyone else get lost?
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