Is Derealization a Symptom of PTSD?

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ptsd symptom guide

Derealization makes you feel disconnected or detached from other people or your surroundings.

People describe derealization as feeling like the world is unreal, dreamlike or distant. It’s a form of dissociation that serves as a protective measure when you’re unable to escape a dangerous situation.

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What does derealization really feel like?

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I could be in my bedroom, surrounded by things I’ve seen many times, like my cat, my bed or my clothes. Yet, I feel like I’m in a strange world. I feel like an alien who was beamed down into a random house.

Rachel Gearinger,
Mighty contributor
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PTSD can cause derealization as well as other conditions like borderline personality disorder, dissociative disorders, bipolar disorder and panic disorder.

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if you experience derealization, You're not alone.

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