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is it possible to have dejavu? because there are times where i feel like things happened before and it weirds me out

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: Déjà vu is an abnormal symptom and is seen in a number of psychiatric illnesses. What you are experiencing is probably not déjà vu, but rather what feels like it, although, you are not fixated upon that and you soundly judge about that. Patients having déjà vu as part of their psychiatric presentation usually exhibit other symptoms and are irrationally convinced of it.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience Psychiatry
I might add that deja vu is not an uncommon precursor, even over months or years, to developing a seizure disorder that is likely to be a partial complex seizure or grandmal seizure disorder.
Dec 21, 2011
Dr. Kiran Kamat
Dr. Kiran Kamat commented
48 years experience Psychiatry
very thorough and accurate answer
Dec 21, 2011
Dr. Alfredo Soto
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Deja vu is a common experience and usually happens without the presence of a medical or psychiatric cause. If you are experiencing other more unusual problems, like feeling like you are not yourself or as if you are outside of your body and looking in, or if you lose time or find yourself somewhere not knowing how you got there, then seek professional help.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Dr Larry Dossey has written some amazing books that would help you with this. His most recent, Premonitions, deals with all sorts of experiences like that and you may find it very helpful...at least interesting.
Dec 24, 2011

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