What Is Dissociative Disorder?

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5. What Are the Symptoms of Depersonalization-Derealization Disorder?

The category is characterized by two different sets of symptoms that may be experienced singularly or concurrently. Depersonalization is associated with feelings of detachment. People who have this symptom feel as if they are observing their own actions, thoughts and emotions from outside of themselves.

When derealization occurs, other people and the environment seem unreal. Time may slow down or speed up. Those who experience derealization often feel as if they are moving in a fog or dream. Depersonalization and derealization symptoms can be chronic or episodic. Episodes can last minutes or come and go over the course of years.

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