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What is depersonalization and derealization?

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Dr. John Moranville
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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