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Loss of the sense of the reality of people or objects in one's environment.



a sense of change or unreality in one’s environment that appears in certain mental illnesses (for example, schizophrenia, cyclothymia, epilepsy).

While experiencing derealization, the outside world is perceived as foreign, artificial, changed, and sometimes distant, vague, and dreamlike. Time seems too fast, or else it seems to have stopped. Unfamiliar surroundings seem to have been seen before and, conversely, familiar situations and places seem strange, as though seen for the first time. Derealization is often accompanied by melancholy, fear, and confusion; it is often combined with depersonalization. It is treated by eliminating the primary illness.

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These distortions include magical thinking, abstract or digressive language, bizarre thoughts, and derealisation (Raine, 1991).
Toutefois, la phase derealisation tarde a etre concretisee sur le terrain.
That evening led Emily to the next phase: depersonalisation and derealisation. Mental health charity Mind describes these as types of dissociation.
Subjected to female genital mutilation, raped and impregnated by her father, sexually abused by other callous men of Iningue, and condemned to the commercialisation of her body, against her wish, for the gratification of her parents' primordial drives, Tanga ends up a sufferer of posttraumatic stress disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, hypoactive sexual desire disorder, unipolar depression, antisocial personality disorder, derealisation and depersonalisation disorders.
Nous ne voulons pas d'ennuis avec la police![beaucoup plus grand que] L'espace d'un instant, j'eprouve ce sentiment de derealisation que mes patients me decrivent souvent.
Kleine-Levin syndrome (KLS) is considered an exceptionally rare,[1] recurrent condition characterised by hypersomnia, hyperphagia and behavioural disturbances including hypersexuality, depression, irritability and derealisation.[1,2] It occurs typically in adolescent men, who are often misdiagnosed with depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis or seizure disorders.
David, "Separating depersonalisation and derealisation: the relevance of the 'lesion method'," Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, vol.
Summary: Derealisation may be described as a feeling of being removed from the environment whereby people and objects appear imaginary and distant
Own goals Grandiose ability Depersonalization, lack of will Own Delusions of control, Poverty of thought, loss of intentions thought insertion affect Others' Delusions of persecution, Derealisation, social intentions third-person hallucinations withdrawal
(6) It is characterised by the presence of four sets of symptoms: dissociative features (numbing, derealisation, depersonalisation); persistent re-experiencing of the event; marked avoidance of stimuli associated with the trauma; and symptoms of anxiety and hyperarousal.
Cette image trouble se repete chaque fois que le recit s'arrete a la description de la marche et accentue l'impression de derealisation qui enveloppe ce voyage.
(15) Partly, this was due to a fear of derealisation that seems provoked by any new technology, which at first is described in terms of a lack or absence, as in 'wireless' or 'horseless carriage' for instance.