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Depersonalization (Overview)

A problematic and recurrent experience of feeling detached from one's mental processes or body. The experience might give a person a sense of being in a dream or being an outside observer of one's life. This experience is not considered psychotic.


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What can cause depersonalization?

What can cause depersonalization?

Anything from too: high a stress level, to physical or mental illnesses. Depersonalization is the feeling that your thoughts and feelings are unreal, like coming from a robot, or just seeming very strange to you. Have you been sick lately, or are you taking any drugs (look for interactions or overdose)? Depersonalization is most classically associated with sever mental illness, so check with a doc. ...Read more

Depersonalization (Overview)

A problematic and recurrent experience of feeling detached from one's mental processes or body. The experience might give a person a sense of being in a dream or being an outside observer of one's life. This experience is not considered psychotic.


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How do I deal with depersonalization?

How do I deal with depersonalization?

Well, there isn't : Too much info here to get a handle on this. Do you have a psychiatrist? A psychologist? Have you had a comprehensive psychological assessment? Are you on meds for your depersonalization? If you haven't had a full assessment - that's important. Treatment by both a psychologist ; a psychiatrist would be optimum. Most patients i treat who have significant problems wdepersonalization need medications. ...Read more

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What does depersonalization feel like?

What does depersonalization feel like?

Depersonalization: Feeling of watching oneself act, while having no control over the situation, as if living in a dream. ...Read more

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How can I deal with depersonalization.

Depersonalization resources: Please reference the following books:overcoming depersonalization and feelings of unreality: a self-help guide using cognitive behavioral techniques and. Overcoming depersonalization disorder: a mindfulness and acceptance guide to conquering feelings of numbness and unreality. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes depersonalization disorder?

TRAUMA: There are all sorts of traumas that can be severe enough to make us depresonalize. Often military, but civilians too. The important thing is to get help with it, and many psychotherapists can help. Ask if they know depresonalization and if so, ask for help. This may have roots too tough to handle alone. ...Read more

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Can Depersonalization be cured and how??

Depersonalization: When transient is not a serious ailment but when recurrent, persistent and disruptive needs intervention. Usual intervention include ruling out other medical or mental illness, counseling, medications like SSRI and Benzodiazepams used for treatment of anxiety. ...Read more

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Can working out help my depersonalization?

Can working out help my depersonalization?

Likely so: Exercise, stress management and improving the quality and satisfaction relationships will impact these symptoms and your quality of life. Finding a licensed psychotherapist (psychologist, social worker, master's level counselor) to help you identify the triggers for these symptoms and strategies to address them directly will likely be critical. Reach out today! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of depersonalization?

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. ...Read more

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What is the best way to lessen depersonalization?

What is the best way to lessen depersonalization?

It depends: First, one needs to know the cause of the depersonalization. It can come along with other psychiatric conditions such as anxiety disorders, some depressions, some psychotic disorders, and with certain kinds of substance abuse. If present, these need to be treated by a psychiatrist and/or psychotherapist. On your own, you can do some form of physical exercise; meditation; seek out friendships. ...Read more

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How can you recover from depersonalization disorder?

How can you recover from depersonalization disorder?

Deliberate work: As a symptom alone, depersonalization can occur in many psychiatric conditions such as anxiety, ptsd, and depression. It can also happen in the context of intense stress like war, rape, accidents, etc. As a separate disorder it's more rare -- and requires intensive psychotherapy for recovery (which is possible). If depression & anxiety are strong, medications can help the psychotherapy along too. ...Read more