My first case of depersonalization disorder came upon me when I was a young boy.
I remember when I was five years old, and my family was vacationing in Ocean City, Maryland, USA. I went boogie-boarding with my father and we were out together when a large wave came and knocked away the grip my father had on me. After being torn away from my fathers’ grip, like a lucid dream, I still remember being tossed around and being drug down onto the ocean floor, tumbling over numerous times.
The entire duration of my struggle was as if I were trying to capture the very last moments of my life, seemingly in slow-motion. This was all a surreal moment for me, and one that I will hold onto forever. Being so close to death at such a young age, is what I believe to be the very cause of my depersonalization disorder. This was heightened after another family vacation where I suffered a concussion, and broke my tailbone from a stairwell accident when I was fourteen.
I have for some reason or another, stayed close to death with multiple close-calls over the years. This has kept my disorder very much alive for what is now 20 years of living with Depersonalization Disorder.
I have learned to live with this “curse” and I am more open-minded to the world around me having this disorder, which at this point I am confident will follow me until my last days.
JOLAM: A Diamond Enterprise (Founder | Owner | President)
Website: journeyoflifeandmusic.com | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: adponemansjourney.com | Email: email@example.com
Website: dpdinteractive.com | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright © 2012- 2013
DPD Interactive LLC