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Derealization And Depersonalization Test
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. Derealization is the feeling that your situation or environment is not real. Both of these may occur as a defense mechanism in a traumatic situation or may be a part of a psychotic syndrome. ...Read more
Many conditions : Depersonalization and derealization can be because of panic disorder. There's a condition called primary depersonalization disorder as well. Temporal lobe epilepsy can also cause these conditions. Any of dissociative disorders can certainly have derealization and depersonalization is a component. We do not know the underlying physiology of this condition however. Certain hallucinogens such as lsd, pcp, and certain mushrooms, have also been known to cause both of these conditions as has high-dose marijuana over a prolonged period of time. I have seen one case of Hydroxyzine overdose prolonged depersonalization. Withdrawal from certain substances of abuse can also cause depersonalization and derealization. It is not at all unusual for someone to experience derealization and occasional depersonalization as part of development through adolescence. ...Read more
I have visual hallucinations, persecutory delusions, paranoia, anxiety, mood swings and constant anger! what should I do?
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Work w/psychiatrist: You need to work with your psychiatrist on this one. Sometimes these symptoms are more difficult to manage than more blatant ones like hallucinations and delusions, but options are available. If the problem is related to depressive symptoms, some medication changes or additions may help. Please tell your psychiatrist about this, and allow him/her to help you. ...Read more
Manage your Anxiety: Depersonalization and derealization are severe perceptual disturbances that involve a distortion in how one's own body and self feel (depersonalization) and a distortion in how the external world is perceived (derealization). While there are no commonly recognized treatments, medication and psychological approaches are often used in combination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 different problems: 1. Depression= sadness, lack of pleasure, problems w/ sleep & appetite, suicidal ideation, etc. 2. Derealization = a sense that the external world is surreal. Not a psychiatric dx. 3. Depersonalization disorder = a sense that we are not real or that we can't relate to who we are. Thought of as a dissociative disorder in dsm. ...Read more
Psychotic: Paranoia may make you distort reality in a delusional (fixed false belief) or psychotic kind of way. Depression may or may not be psychotic depending on severity and type of accompanying symptoms. Some depressed people, for instance, may think they're already dead. Obviously this is a delusion since they're alive telling you they feel this way. Anxiety/ocd can be severe but not usually psychotic. ...Read more
What are cloudy thoughts, depression, lack of cognitive skills, lack of emotion and severe panic symptoms of?
Is it normal if I experience depersonalizations and derealisations even if I don't get panic attacks? I suffer from panic disorder and social anxiety.
Paranoia: Paranoia, mood swings and anxiety could have several causes. I would suggest to anyone with those symptoms that they first go to their primary care physician to rule out any physical reasons for those feelings. If there are no physical causes, then it would be wise ask a primary care physician for recommendations for local therapists and/or psychiatrists. ...Read more
What medication should I take for hallucinations i.E. Seeing and hearing things, bipolar, paranoia and anxiety?
Antipsychotics: The class of medications is "neuroleptics." but you are also taking medications that may cause hallucinations. Also drugs, such as lsd, psilocybins, marijuana, mdma & angel dust can cause acute hallucinations or predispose to future hallucinations. These symptoms require the intervention of an expert such as a psychiatrist. Please consult one or ask your prescribing doctor for help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Brain Fog or Depersonalization?
Alway Tired, feel unattached, headache, dizzy, blah feeling, anxious.ido get lack of sleep also have panic disorder.
I get extreme feelings of hopelessness, despair, & OCD that come and go. I'm not manic though. Could a mood stabilizer help? I take celexa (citalopram) and valium.
Yes: It could help. Have you discussed these symptoms with your doctor. S/He might want to adjust or change the medications you are on before adding something. ...Read more
Constant depersonalization, derealization, anxiety, and depression. I don't have any medication. What should I do?
Do antipsychotics increase the negative symptoms of schizophrenia (like apathy and social withdrawal)?
No: They don't increase negative symptoms. Unfortunately, they often don't do enough to decrease them either. The negative symptoms are part of the illness itself, not a medication side effect. After the antipsychotics control the positive symptoms, which they do a better job of treating, the negative symptoms are more easily noticed, but they are an inherent and impairing part of the illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How could psychologists/psychiatrists tell the difference b/w depression and negative symptoms of psychosis?
I have borderline personality disorder and depersonalization. Could this cause depersonalization and borderline personality disorder?
Marijuana and seroquel(separately) have the same negative effects on me. Memory impairment, dissociation, intense sleepiness, feeling of dying. Causes?
Common ADE's: Or adverse drug events for both drugs. If someone is prescribing the seroquel (quetiapine), they need to know it is having these adverse (side) effects and either adjust the dose or try another med. If your doctor doesn't know about your marijuana use, they need to - otherwise they are flying blind. Marijuana commonly causes all those symptoms, especially in younger people, sometimes permanently. ...Read more
I am experiencing feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) and panic attack. The following also describe me: Irritability, Feeling dep...
Panic can manifest: In many ways and magnify small symptoms into big ones. Please have your doc examine you to rule out underlying medical conditions and then see a mental health professional who specializes in panic attacks. They are very treatable. Qigong, yoga, breathing exercises, meditation are also useful tools to empower you. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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