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derealization

 [de-re″al-ĭ-za´shun]
loss of sensation of the reality of one's surroundings; the feeling that something has happened, that the world has been changed and altered, that one is detached from one's environment. It is seen most frequently in schizophrenia. See also depersonalization.

de·re·al·i·za·tion

(dē-rē'ă-li-zā'shŭn),
An alteration in one's perception of the environment such that things that are ordinarily familiar seem strange, unreal, or two-dimensional.

derealization

/de·re·al·i·za·tion/ (de-re″al-ĭ-za´shun) a loss of the sensation of the reality of one's surroundings.

derealization

Psychiatry An altered and unreal perception of things and objects in space/time, which may be accompanied by depersonalization. See Hallucination.

de·re·al·i·za·tion

(dē-rē'ă-lī-zā'shŭn)
An alteration in one's perception of the environment such that things that are ordinarily familiar seem strange, unreal, or two dimensional.

derealization

See DEPERSONALIZATION.

Derealization

A dissociative symptom in which the external environment is perceived as unreal.

Patient discussion about derealization

Q. If the lie is our truth & living the truth feels fake & unreal how do we persevere to the needed chang there's the real me, good & underdeveloped. there is the worldly me, challenged as all of us probably are. there is the addict me, afflicted half or more of my life, developed & strong. two out of three are tough odds to deal with...

A. the battle against your own self is harsh and there will be casualties. reality is based on your own definition of the world around you, but it also based on how the world defines you. this is your escape from the inner struggle- define yourself and your actions not by your own faulty judgment but by how the world and it's moral judge you.
good luck.

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