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Depersonalization Disorder

Depersonalization Disorder involves persistent or recurrent experiences of depersonalization or derealization. During these episodes the person continues to maintain intact reality testing, meaning that they remain aware of the fact that these experiences are just feelings and that their physical presence or the world around them has not truly changed.

For a diagnosis of this condition to be made, the symptoms should cause significant distress or impair the person's ability to function in their life roles.

Furthermore, the symptoms should not occur exclusively during the course of another active psychiatric condition such as Schizophrenia, Panic Disorder, Acute Stress Disorder, PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, or another Dissociative Disorder. Also, the symptoms should not be due to a general medical condition or the effects of a drug or substance.

 

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Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative Disorder (NOS)