Childhood Trauma And Depersonalisation

Childhood Trauma And Depersonalisation.

Depersonalisation is often related to childhood interpersonal trauma and dissociated identity disorder. Sometimes, it is used interchangeably with the term derealisation. It occurs when you persistently or repeatedly have the feeling that you are observing yourself from outside your body or you have a sense that things around you are not real, or both. Feelings of depersonalisation can be very disturbing and may feel like you are living in a dream. Many people have a passing experience of it at some point, but when these feelings keep occurring or never completely go away, it’s considered depersonalisation disorder. This disorder is more common in people who have had traumatic experiences as they were growing up as children or adolescents, and it can be severe and may interfere with relationships, work and other daily activities. The main treatment for depersonalisation disorder is psychotherapy, although at times medications are used when it is severe or complicated by other symptoms like depression or anxiety. This research article may be rather technical for some; just run through the abstract and introduction (i.e., before the section “Method”), skip the body of the article, and scroll down to “Discussion.”

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