depersonalization

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de·per·son·al·ize

 (dē-pûr′sə-nə-līz′)
tr.v. de·per·son·al·ized, de·per·son·al·iz·ing, de·per·son·al·iz·es
1. To deprive of individual character or a sense of personal identity: a large corporation that depersonalizes its employees.
2. To render impersonal: depersonalize an interview.

de·per′son·al·i·za′tion (-sə-nə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.

depersonalization

(dɪˌpɜːsnəlaɪˈzeɪʃən) or

depersonalisation

n
1. the act or an instance of depersonalizing
2. (Psychiatry) psychiatry an abnormal state of consciousness in which the subject feels unreal and detached from himself and the world

depersonalization

Pathological loss of contact with reality.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.depersonalization - 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
2.depersonalization - (existentialism) a loss of personal identity; a feeling of being an anonymous cog in an impersonal social machine
existential philosophy, existentialism, existentialist philosophy - (philosophy) a 20th-century philosophical movement chiefly in Europe; assumes that people are entirely free and thus responsible for what they make of themselves
mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state - (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic; "a manic state"
3.depersonalization - representing a human being as a physical thing deprived of personal qualities or individuality; "according to Marx, treating labor as a commodity exemplified the reification of the individual"
objectification - the act of representing an abstraction as a physical thing
Translations

depersonalization

[dɪˌpɜːsnlaɪˈzeɪʃn] n (frm) → spersonalizzazione f

depersonalization

n (psych) despersonalización f
References in periodicals archive ?
Koro-a culture-bound depersonalization syndrome. British Journal of Psychiatry 1965;111(470):43-50.
He was referred again a year later and was diagnosed to have Primary Depersonalization syndrome.
Yalom (1980) cites various empirical studies which allude to the central role of death anxiety in severe obsessional illness, hyperventilation syndrome, hypochondriasis, and depersonalization syndrome. However, the major concomitant of death anxiety in the succumbing direction seems to be depression, which has implications not only for management of the disease, but for rehabilitation programming as well.