I first depersonalized in 2014 … or maybe 2015 … It was the scariest thing ever, even including riding the Great Bear at Hershey Park, which I still believe almost killed me.
I had been off benzos for about 6 months, and I assumed that depersonalization was a withdrawal symptom, but it scared me so much that I immediately went to a therapist, got a diagnosis of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and started Prozac.
At least it stopped the depersonalization.
But according to my therapist, my withdrawal shouldn’t be that severe. According to her, the depersonalization was either a symptom of my GAD — or something else altogether. (more…)