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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Feeling Of Unreality (Overview)

Much as it sounds, but typically the experience is felt as very odd. There is an unusual sensation of being disconnected from one's body or essence. Often described by people as feeling like watching a movie of themselves as opposed to actually feeling present in their bodies.


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How can I get rid of anxiety that causes a feeling of unreality?

How can I get rid of anxiety that causes a  feeling of unreality?

Get appropriate Rx..: You should find out why are you having such symptoms by seeing your doc for an eval. Once a diagnosis is made, treatments can be prescribed to you or that you may be referred to some other doc such as psychiatrist for further eval and treatment. Fortunately there are many treatment options these days, so consult your doc. In the meantime, practice some meditations which may help. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
88 doctors shared insights

Feeling Of Unreality (Overview)

Much as it sounds, but typically the experience is felt as very odd. There is an unusual sensation of being disconnected from one's body or essence. Often described by people as feeling like watching a movie of themselves as opposed to actually feeling present in their bodies.


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Does feeling of unreality say with you long?

Does feeling of unreality say with you long?

Try CBT: It depends. Do not just wait for it to go away. Get some help. A psychologist trained in cbt can teach you how to better understand and control your emotional feelings. Cbt teaches you to think in a healthy way which can help you focus on reality and control the stress hormones like adrenaline that may cause that usually cause that feeling of unreality. ...Read more

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I have a feeling of unreality a lot, like life is dream like, what is causing this and how do I get back a feeling of reality? Meds and therapy failed

I have a feeling of unreality a lot, like life is dream like, what is causing this and how do I get back a feeling of reality? Meds and therapy failed

Anxiety ?: As dr. Ali said , anxiety disorders such as panic d/o, socail anxiety d/o or ptsd are associated with "derealization &/or depersonalization" l, the person may experience a sense of detachment, out of touch with the surroundings and as if things/people are unreal and artificial. People may also experience out of body experiences for same reason... Seek help, treatment is available, good luck. ...Read more

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Any thoughts/advice on how to cure the feeling of unreality?

Any thoughts/advice on how to cure the feeling of unreality?

Depersonalization : You may have depersonalization symp. Exercise, stress management and improving the quality & satisfaction in relationship will impact these symptoms & 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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How can I get rid of feeling of unreality from extreme anxiety?

How can I get rid of feeling of unreality from extreme anxiety?

Control adrenaline: Yes, the feeling of unreality is typically just a side effect of all the stress hormones/adrenaline from the fight or flight response of extreme anxiety. Psychologists can teach you to control your anxiety with a structured cognitive behavioral therapy program. As you learn to control your anxiety, you will learn keep your body from going into that fight or flght mode and not release adrenaline. ...Read more

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When you have a panic attack, do you get feeling of unreality?

When you have a panic attack, do you get feeling of unreality?

Very Common: During a panic attack it is common to experience feelings of unreality or derealization due to physiological changes in our bodies caused by a sudden and unexpected release of adrenaline. Hyperventilation can cause changes in your bodies ph that leads to changes in sensory perceptions which the brain will interpret as unreal. Eventually the body will restore reality. ...Read more

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What is the best means for overcoming anxiety and derealization?

What is the best means for overcoming anxiety and derealization?

Psychotherapy: With medications if you need them to 'get over the hump' and into a treatment that, literally or not, slowly exposes you to the very thing that makes you anxious. Anxiety and derealization should be checked out medically first. One thing that can be helpful is to use sensation to 'anchor' you. If you pay attention to your senses (direct representatives of 'reality'), it's harder to dissociate. ...Read more

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Feeling of unreality 24/7?

Feeling of unreality 24/7?

Seek Help: It is important that you seek help for this. I would recommend setting up an appointment with a mental health professional (either a psychiatrist, psychologist, or therapist) to start the process. You may end up getting benefit from both therapy and medication. I urge you to seek help, because these feelings are impacting your ability experience life in a full way. ...Read more

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Does feeling of unreality say with you long?

Try CBT: It depends. Do not just wait for it to go away. Get some help. A psychologist trained in cbt can teach you how to better understand and control your emotional feelings. Cbt teaches you to think in a healthy way which can help you focus on reality and control the stress hormones like adrenaline that may cause that usually cause that feeling of unreality. ...Read more

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I've had the feeling of unreality non-stop for 2 years?

I've had the feeling of unreality non-stop for 2 years?

Seek Help: It is important that you seek help for this. I would recommend setting up an appointment with a mental health professional (either a psychiatrist, psychologist, or therapist) to start the process. You may end up getting benefit from both therapy and medication. I urge you to seek help, because these feelings are impacting your ability experience life in a full way. ...Read more