Is Depersonalization a Symptom of PTSD?

ptsd symptom guide

Depersonalization makes you feel like you are detached from or an outside observer of your mind or body.

You might experience depersonalization in a number of ways. For example, some people feel like time is moving slowly. Others may have the experience of floating above their body.

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What does depersonalization really feel like?

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It feels like you’re playing a first-person video game. You can sort of control your actions and choose to interact with objects and people, but it’s not actually you doing or experiencing any of it.

Rowan S., Mighty community member
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Depersonalization can occur with PTSD as well as other conditions such as borderline personality disorder, dissociative disorders and bipolar disorder.

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