Depersonalization and derealization are unhealthy patterns of thought that result in feeling like you’ve lost your personhood or humanity, failing to recognize the humanity in others, and struggling to grasp reality.
People who suffer from derealization question whether or not the world around them is real, and because of this, often have a very hard time functioning in the world around them.
Depersonalization is equally harmful: it robs the person of their feelings of humanity and makes them feel disassociated from the world around them.
Understandably, people who suffer from depersonalization and derealization may have a difficult time with social interaction, and may feel isolated and alone.
The best way to combat depersonalization and derealization is to get professional help from a mental health specialist, since depersonalization and derealization are often symptoms of larger mental illnesses, like anxiety or depression.
Along with professional help, these are some methods that can help reduce the panic, stress, and depression that come from depersonalization and derealization. Continue reading 6 Ways to Manage and Mitigate Depersonalization and Derealization