depersonalization disorder

[DSM-IV] a dissociative disorder characterized by one or more severe episodes of depersonalization (feelings of unreality and strangeness in one's perception of the self or one's body image) not due to another mental disorder, such as schizophrenia. The perception of reality remains intact; patients are aware of their incapacitation. Episodes are usually accompanied by dizziness, anxiety, fears of going insane, and derealization.

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  • Depersonalization —    The term depersonalization, meaning the feeling that one’s being and thoughts are unreal, was coined by French philosopher Ludovic Dugas (1857–?) in the Revue philosophique in 1898: I should define as alienation of the personality or… …   Historical dictionary of Psychiatry

  • depersonalization — /dee perr seuh nl euh zay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of depersonalizing. 2. the state of being depersonalized. 3. Psychiatry. a state in which one no longer perceives the reality of one s self or one s environment. [1905 10; DEPERSONALIZE + ATION] *… …   Universalium

  • disorder — A disturbance of function, structure, or both, resulting from a genetic or embryonic failure in development or from exogenous factors such as poison, trauma, or disease. adjustmen …   Medical dictionary

  • depersonalization neurosis — see under disorder …   Medical dictionary

  • mental disorder — Any illness with a psychological origin, manifested either in symptoms of emotional distress or in abnormal behaviour. Most mental disorders can be broadly classified as either psychoses or neuroses (see neurosis; psychosis). Psychoses (e.g.,… …   Universalium

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