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  • n. The psychological symptom in which the world appears to be unreal, and the patient has a sense of detachment from it


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  • I digested it at a very strange time in my life, while suffering from an undiagnosed anxiety disorder that took the form of what I only much later discovered was termed "derealization" -- a horrific sense of my cognizance somehow detaching, leaving me viscerally frightened and, after several episodes, more or less convinced I was suffering from a tumor or else losing my mind.

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  • Zarate did mention that his patients suffered certain adverse events, including “perceptual disturbances, confusion… increased libido…euphoria and derealization.”


  • If anyone might explain why an eclipse of the sun could arouse in him such a profound sense of derealization, Marcel might.

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  • *** Looked up, among other psychiatric terms, depersonalization and derealization.

    June 29th, 2007

  • The derealization is quite real; I've fought it for years, with an ever-refined arsenal of prescribed substances.

    Posthuman Blues

  • The symptoms you describe sound like they might be those of depersonalization and derealization, which are often related to underlying anxiety disorders.

    Posthuman Blues

  • Irene, a specialist in dissociative disorders, had been called in by the defense to testify that Paul suffered from a depersonalization/ derealization disorder.

    The Girls He Adored

  • At the moment, she understood, they were all suffering from acute stress disorder, a precursor of post-traumatic stress disorder that included all the PTSD symptoms, plus severe dissociative symptoms like selective amnesia, affective numbing, and derealization.

    The Girls He Adored

  • In addition, they include visceral hallucinations, dysmegalopsia and dysacousia, depersonalization and derealization, déjà vu and jamais vu experiences, paroxysmal autonomic and emotional states, and emotional incontinence.

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry

  • Finds it difficult to - reduced awareness control the worry of one's surroundings, - derealization, - depersonalization, - dissociated amnesia ANXIETY DISORDERS

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