depersonalization disorder


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depersonalization disorder

n.
A psychiatric disorder in which the normal sense of personal identity and reality is lost.
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Noun1.depersonalization disorder - emotional dissociative disorder in which there is loss of contact with your own personal reality accompanied by feelings of unreality and strangeness
dissociative disorder - dissociation so severe that the usually integrated functions of consciousness and perception of self break down
Translations

de·per·son·al·i·za·tion disorder

n. despersonalización, pérdida de la personalidad.
References in periodicals archive ?
Buchsbaum, "Feeling unreal: a PET study of depersonalization disorder," The American Journal of Psychiatry, vol.
Overcoming depersonalization disorder; a mindfulness and acceptance guide to conquering feelings of numbness and unreality.
This chapter discusses the 5 types of DDs recognized by the Mental Disorders-IV (DSM-IV): Dissociative amnesia, dissociative fugue, depersonalization disorder, dissociative identity disorder (also known as multiple personality disorder), and dissociative disorder not otherwise specified.
Emotional memory in depersonalization disorder: A functional MRI study.
Dissociative disorders, in the form of dissociative identity disorder, trance and possession disorder, dissociative amnesia, depersonalization disorder, and others, have existed around the world long before there was a discipline known as psychiatry.