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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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derealization

Psychiatry An altered and unreal perception of things and objects in space/time, which may be accompanied by depersonalization. See Hallucination.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

derealization

See DEPERSONALIZATION.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Derealization

A dissociative symptom in which the external environment is perceived as unreal.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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Their reality, the narrator insists, comes not from the likelihood that they are based on real people known to him, but precisely because the people he "knows" are derealized, broken up, made to disappear: "They should, rather, walk into the page" (27).
Thus it is proposed to consider democracy as something derealized rather than unrealized.
As Dufrenne put it, the world of the artwork is "derealized" by its being a representation of the real world (360).
In accordance with the early stages of the act, these experiences themselves were aimed at invoking the spectators' sense of "real" selves, conjured through the spectable of a derealized transparent body.
The former, by adopting a "spectator point of view", "has always derealized the passing pulses of our life" (James 1979, p.
Alternately cynical and sentimental, these idiomatic voices might belong to that other great Austrian ventriloquist, Odon von Horvath, except that Bernhard's voices are derealized through the extended monologue form, the repetitions and contradictions.
Thus double deixis might be described as jointly derealized and devirtualized you.
Victims lost the sense of coherence and reality in their local worlds, which were experienced as depersonalized and derealized (mental states that are associated also with dissociation and that can be culturally elaborated as serious psychopathology but also as normal or even supranormal experience).
Suddenly the latter is radically derealized, and the social formation finds itself without a mechanism for achieving consensus.
The irony is that, once the text was internalized and reproposed by each interpretive code in its own way, the hybrid text as objective material was thoroughly derealized.(16) It really did not (and in a way, should not) matter that western trained aesthetes of literary detail and nuance went on and on about the "dream scenes" and about intrinsic textual problems concerning the locatability of the author's intention, etc., for, from another and a different ideological perspective, no such distinction could be made between author and persona, reality and figuration, between performative and constative utterances.
For Montgomery, the wars simultaneously resemble the great events of antiquity, appearing unexpected, passionate, and sublime, and yet they equally appear as derealized information: unreal, textual, ordinary, and historically belated.
The experience of living in Japan had a pronounced effect on both their travel writing and their Gothic fiction, which evolved into new forms as Hearn and Carter seemed to turn away from the monstrous Other--a stock character in Gothic fiction, in particular imperial Gothic--to interrogate instead their own presence in an unfamiliar environment, the Self "derealized," so to speak.