My name is Lulu and I am a 26-year-old living in Switzerland. I create comics that describe how it’s like to live with DPDR. I’ve previously shared my experience on Bored Panda.
Depersonalization/Derealization is not a rare disorder but it’s not very well known! Sufferers often feel alone because the symptoms they experience are weird and difficult to describe.
DPDR can be a diagnosis on its own as far as I know but very often it‘s also a symptom of another mental disorder such as Anxiety, Depression, Dissociative disorder.
The causes of DPDR are mostly smoking weed, trauma and mental illness. Sometimes even people with migraine experience DPDR.
For me DPDR is constant. It’s a 24/7 thing and here is how it feels.
Out of balance
Not today, please!