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Loss of the sense of one's identity or of reality concerning the self.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Burnout is commonly conceptualised as a multidimensional syndrome consisting of three components: emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation, and reduced personal accomplishment (Maslach 1993).
Depersonalisation and derealisation can develop due to stress or anxiety as well as an injury like mine.
Eigen Values 6.90 Percentage of Variance 31.36 Cumulative Percentage of Variance 31.36 Factor 2 Item Depersonalisation USA NZ 1.
In this case, the condition is denominated academic burnout.2-4,7,8 In this population the syndrome comprises three dimensions: the emotional exhaustion is understood as the sensation of feeling exhausted against studies, depersonalisation corresponds to an attitude cynical and detached from studies, and finally the loss of personal accomplishment is understood as the perception of being negligent or incompetent with student work.3,4,7
physical symptoms of burnout, lack of self-proficiency, emotional symptoms of burnout, social isolation, dissatisfaction with occupation and depersonalisation which will further help to make some intervention plan for them.
Usually studies in this area determined that personal accomplishment job satisfaction and depersonalisation scores were higher in males and emotional burnout scores were higher in females.6 In the study we could not find any difference among internal external and total satisfaction emotional burnout depersonalisation and personal accomplishment in respect of gender.
She tells me that while fleeting depersonalisation is a common experience, especially given the overstimulation of our digital age, it is very different from developing a chronic disorder, which is what I had, where the change in the experience of the self is persistent and intractable.
Leiter and Maslach divided occupational burnout into three components, which are emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation (cynicism) and reduced personal accomplishment.2 Emotional exhaustion refers to an individual's decline in emotional and physical resources.
He was given different diagnoses which included Induced depersonalisation, depersonalisation-derealisation syndrome, LSD induced simple schizophrenia, depressive disorder and anxiety disorders.
David, "Separating depersonalisation and derealisation: the relevance of the 'lesion method'," Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, vol.