Derealization is a psychological state in which you feel disconnected from your environment. People and things in your immediate surrounding don’t seem genuine. Even yet, you have an insight and you are aware that this isn’t normal.
Over half of all people will experience this sense of separation from reality at least once in their lives. However, only approximately 2 percent of people have it frequently enough to qualify as a dissociative disorder.
Derealization is comparable to depersonalization disorder, but they are not the same. The latter is characterized by a sense of separation from your surroundings, but from your individual body, ideas, or feelings. It’s as if you are an outside observer looking in on yourself.
Depersonalization disorder, also known as depersonalization-derealization (DPDR) disorder, is a mental health problem.
This new name highlights the two fundamental problems that people with DPDR face:
- Depersonalization has an influence on how you interact with yourself. It can cause you to feel and think as if you aren’t who you believe you are.
- Derealization has an effect on how you interact with other people and objects. It can give you the impression that your environment or other people are not genuine.
These concerns might make you feel distant or alienated from yourself and the environment around you when they occur together.
It’s not uncommon to have these feelings from time to time. However, if you have DPDR, these symptoms might last for a long time and interfere with your daily tasks.
Continue reading to learn further about DPDR, particularly its symptoms and available treatment options.
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