Depersonalization Disorder is a dissociative disorder where the sufferer feels as though they are watching themselves from the outside in and don’t have any control over what they think, say, or do. But people with this disorder don’t lose their grasp on reality and know things might not be as they appear, thus meaning Depersonalization Disorder isn’t related to psychosis.
Sleep deprivation, stress, and the use of certain drugs can cause feeling of depersonalization thus making it a somewhat common occurrence. However, if these feelings are persistent-lasting for several weeks or months-or interferes with your daily life then you might have Depersonalization Disorder.
- Feeling detached form your mind or body or like you are observeing yourslef from the outsde
- Perceives objects as being a different size or shape than what they really are
- Feeling yo aren’t in control of your actions
- Feeling emotionally detached from people you care about
- Numbing of senses or responses to reality
- Feeling as though you are in a dream or movie
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