Treatments for DPRD

Although the symptoms of DPRD can be frightening and alienating, there are ways that you can learn to cope with them. The first thing to do is to seek professional advice. Below are summaries of some of the treatments available for DPRD.


Many people find that therapy helps them to manage their symptoms. There are many different types of therapy, including counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychotherapy.

In particular, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques have shown to help people suffering with DPRD. If you are accessing therapy through the NHS, you may initially be offered CBT.

You can also pay to see a therapist privately, without the need for a referral.

For some people, a few sessions of therapy is all they need, while others may require therapy over a period of months or years.

Rethink Mental Illness offers some very helpful and detailed information on accessing therapy services. Click here to visit their site.


There are currently no drugs that exist specifically for the treatment of DPRD, however, your doctor may offer your medications such as antidepressants or mood stabilisers. Some people find that these alleviate their symptoms.

Grounding techniques

Grounding techniques can help you to feel more connected to yourself and the world. They can also help you to shift your focus away from negative thoughts and feelings. Grounding techniques can involve slow breathing, tuning in to sounds, sights and smells around you or using your sense of touch to help you to feel connected with objects around you. Here are some grounding techniques you can try.

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