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A 16-year-old male asked:

help me please i have depersonalization and i don't know what to do?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
At 16 years old: you really need to ask your parents for help getting a thorough evaluation and treatment from a good psychologist and psychiatrist. This can truly help people with depersonalization. Also if you're taking any recreational drugs or drinking alcohol, please stop.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Could I ask my doctor about depersonalization?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Yes: Discussing concerns with your doctor is always an excellent idea. Your doctor will be able to refer you to a trusted psychologist or psychiatrist if he/she believes further assessment is needed.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of depersonalization?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Reality distortion: Depersonalization is the feeling that you are not personally involved in your current situation or that you are not personally present in your environment. It may occur as a defense mechanism in a traumatic situation or may be a part of a psychotic syndrome.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What exactly is depersonalisation?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Depersonalization: Depersonalization is an alteration in the perception or experience of the self, so that one feels detached from -- or as an outside observer to -- one's mental processes or body. It's as if you're in a dream, or feeling unreal. It can range from sporadic and fleeting experiences in youth -- which are quite common -- all the way to the severe and disabling pathological depersonalization disorder.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Think I suffer from depersonalization and its making me question everything. What can we do?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Depersonalization: Schedule appt. With a psychotherapist and consult a psychiatrist for treatment of anxiety, since this appears to be a symptom of anxiety.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Have you ever treated of depersonalisation disorder?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Depersonalization: Not myself but I have treated several with anxiety issues.

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