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Loss of the sense of one's identity or of reality concerning the self.



a disturbance of the consciousness of self, a feeling of alteration of the ego.

Depersonalization is a symptom of several mental illnesses (schizophrenia, cyclothymia, psychasthenia, epilepsy). It is manifested by a feeling of the personality’s loss of unity of self, a split in the personality, and estrangement from one’s own thoughts and actions; it is usually combined with de-realization. Therapy for depersonalization involves treatment of the primary disease.

Depersonalization also refers to standardization of the human being by the conditions of life in contemporary capitalist society and so-called mass bourgeois culture.

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While many of us have experienced a feeling of deja vu, these feelings, including derealisation and depersonalisation, fall within the category of what is known as dissociative symptoms in psychiatry.
Items like I really don't care what happens to some recipient and I feel some recipients blame me for some of their problems were a part of Depersonalisation.
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Job burnout is characterised by (1) emotional exhaustion; (2) depersonalisation and (3) a decreased sense of personal accomplishment (Cordes & Dougherty, 1993; Maslach & Jackson, 1981; Lee & Ashforth, 1990).
Next, readings of several stories in which the storyteller examines the portraits of depersonalisation, as well as the narrative spaces that she opens in order to move away from the revisionist responses to colonialism are given.
But this new work seems to show that we may be able to make comparisons between lucid dreaming and some psychiatric conditions that involve an abnormal dissociation of consciousness while awake, such as psychosis, depersonalisation and pseudoseizures.
the feeling of neutrality, of depersonalisation and the ridiculous terrors" (Sachs 1990: 49, 186; my italics).
Here it was found that managers belonging to the lower age group (up to 35 years) scored the highest on depersonalisation (8.
Three subsets are derived from these responses, namely emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation and personal accomplishment.