Category Archives: Depersonalization

Born dead: Learning how to live after depersonalization

  Neo: Why do my eyes hurt? Morpheus: You’ve never used them before. From my earliest memories until starting HRT at age 23, I suffered severe depersonalization, a chronic and distressing syndrome of perceived detachment from your self, your emotions, … Continue reading

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5 things to know about transgender depersonalization

“…I was a dispassionate observer of my own life. The person who went through the motions wasn’t the observer-me. Whenever the acting-me felt any emotions, the observer-me recognized the emotions but didn’t feel them herself.” 1. Chronic depersonalization is a … Continue reading

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Trip report: Lamotrigine, a drug to treat depersonalization – Part 2: The experience

Previously: Part 1: Preamble Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, and this is not medical advice. Do not take any medication without appropriate medical supervision.   Don’t try this at home I’ve already been on an SSRI, Lexapro, for the … Continue reading

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Trip report: Lamotrigine, a drug to treat depersonalization – Part 1: Preamble

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, and this is not medical advice. Do not take any medication without appropriate medical supervision.   Anti-high One of the most fascinating articles I’ve ever read is “New Frontiers of Sobriety” by Hamilton Morris … Continue reading

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I Tried Detransition and Didn’t Like It

UnnHappy, sad, mad, Unnspeakable blue red Unnsunshining and hot and cool and red hot and ice cold — Nicole Maines, age seven Detransitioning – undergoing a social or medical gender transition, and later choosing to reverse this – is a … Continue reading

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