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I’ve Been Suffering From DPDR For Over 3 Years Now, And I Want People To Know What It’s Like (10 Comics)
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I’ve Been Suffering From DPDR For Over 3 Years Now, And I Want People To Know What It’s Like (10 Comics)

Hi fellas… My name is Lulu, I am from Switzerland, and I am turning 26 this year. I’ve been suffering from DPDR (depersonalization/derealisation disorder) for a little over three years. I was diagnosed with this mental illness around two years ago. DPDR is not very well known because it’s weird and hard to describe mental disorders, and people often suffer in silence.

DPDR can be a diagnosis on its own, but in often cases, it‘s also a symptom of other mental problems such as anxiety, dissociative disorders, etc… It‘s often caused by smoking weed, trauma, and other things.

For me, DPDR is a 24/7 thing. For the first year, I suffered in silence and was unable to do anything for my mental health. I could not describe what I was going through… People who don’t have this disorder often just don’t understand.

So I made these relatable comics for all of you who suffer from this rare disorder, or maybe feel strange and can’t explain why, and for friends and family members who don’t have it to get a better understanding.

All of these illustrations may look cute, and everything does not really sound terrible, but let me tell you – DPDR and all the everyday problems that come with it is hell, and I would never wish this on my worst enemy!

I hope my comics help someone out there!

More info: Instagram

Strange me in a strange world

Spacing out

Vision problems

Disconnected

Is this really me?

Who are you?

Thoughts

Fear

Past

Locked…

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Neferpitou
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I thought this was how everyone felt.

boi
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this is so off topic lol but i noticed your name is neferpitou and you're on an article with a cartoon girl that looks exactly like komugi. the irony is real

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Bobbi Newell
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hi Lulu! I have DPDR moments occasionally, with that disengaged, dream-like quality you describe. It's actually a relief to know it has a name. Your comics are very informative, and I love your art style! So glad you posted here, and I hope that you'll be able to "re-personalize." (Also, everyone should have a Totoro blanket!)

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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

thank u so much i am glad u like it and its a lil relief for you

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taylor02
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you for sharing! Been experiencing derealisation for over 2 years & I haven't been able have someone understand it, other than people on the internet. Some days it absorbs me and I find myself obsessing over what it is, why it is, and how to fix it (is it congestion in the ears, nose, and throat? or the start of MS/dimensia? is it something in my diet?). It's hard to accept that one day I popped into this and I'll never pop back out... I try to stay busy enough so I don't have a free moment to have it surface... those are the good days. I try to make the most of it - came across a few articles on how it's kind of like a dark version of enlightenment, and a bit of a gift in that sense.

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Neferpitou
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I thought this was how everyone felt.

boi
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this is so off topic lol but i noticed your name is neferpitou and you're on an article with a cartoon girl that looks exactly like komugi. the irony is real

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Bobbi Newell
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hi Lulu! I have DPDR moments occasionally, with that disengaged, dream-like quality you describe. It's actually a relief to know it has a name. Your comics are very informative, and I love your art style! So glad you posted here, and I hope that you'll be able to "re-personalize." (Also, everyone should have a Totoro blanket!)

Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

thank u so much i am glad u like it and its a lil relief for you

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taylor02
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you for sharing! Been experiencing derealisation for over 2 years & I haven't been able have someone understand it, other than people on the internet. Some days it absorbs me and I find myself obsessing over what it is, why it is, and how to fix it (is it congestion in the ears, nose, and throat? or the start of MS/dimensia? is it something in my diet?). It's hard to accept that one day I popped into this and I'll never pop back out... I try to stay busy enough so I don't have a free moment to have it surface... those are the good days. I try to make the most of it - came across a few articles on how it's kind of like a dark version of enlightenment, and a bit of a gift in that sense.

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