Ads from Google:


Google ad
End of ad
Google Adsense ad
End of ads.

Depersonalisation - Feeling Unreal, Strange

Abstract: Depersonalisation is a psychological term for feeling unreal, strange or changed. This can happen to anyone when tired or intoxicated.

Crocodilu logo
psychologist Independent medical expert answers on psychiatry and psychology

Depersonalisation - Feeling Unreal, Strange

Go the top of the page Top Forum iconDiscuss this Forum iconGet expert advice Printer Print
Question(s): 
Written by: Martin Winkler
First version: 22 Jul 2008.
Latest revision: 31 Jul 2008.

What does depersonalisation mean? I experience myself as strange and unreal, my hand does not belong to me anymore. What could be the reason?

Answer:

Depersonalisation is a psychiatric technical term, which refers to a changed experiencing of the own person. The persons concerned, experience themselves as unreal, strange or changed. This can also refer to the body. E.g. sometimes they have the impression that individual parts of the body do not belong to them anymore or that they have a body of a stranger. (e.g. "I do not know whether I still belong to my body. The left arm and the right hand do not belong to me any longer").

Also the own identity can be doubted. The patients can feel as if they were somebody else or experience themselves as split.

With the following questions you can perhaps get a hint about if you could be suffering from depersonalisation:

  • Do you feel changed in some way?
  • Do you feel as another person?

Depersonalisation can occur briefly e.g. from tiredness or when using alcohol and drugs and is therefore not a primary symptom of a heavy psychological disturbance.

Intelligent natural language question-answering in the area of psychology and psychiatry. Ask a simple question:
Local help Info
Google ad
End of ad
Disclaimer: The documents contained in this web site are presented for information purposes only. The material is in no way intended to replace professional medical care or attention by a qualified psychiatrist or psychotherapist. It can not and should not be used as a basis for diagnosis or choice of treatment. If you find anything wrong, please notify us at .
Go to top of page To top of page
Crocodilu in other languages: Finnish German Greek Italian Polish Russian Swedish

border-deperson-def Copyright 2003-2017 Crocodilu
Copyright 2003-2017 Crocodilu.
Crocodilu was selected as finalist for the 2008 Stockholm Challenge Award
Translate Crocodilu
We seek voluntary translators who are interested in translating Crocodilu to new languages. We can provide the servers, and pay you 50 % of the income from ads on pages, which you have translated. We are especially interested in translators from German To English, From German, Swedish or English to French, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Finnish, Polish, Farsi, Russian.
crocodilu.info/en/tr/

Advertise here
Reach 300 000 visitors reading one million pages for a cost of 600 US $/month.
/en/ad/

www.cialis-viagra.com.ua/dapoksetin-prodlenie-akta/

read here steroid-pharm.com