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Depersonalization
Depersonalization refers to the phenomenon of detaching from one’s physical and emotional life to the point of feeling that one's physical and emotional sensations are somehow separate from oneself.


While there is no delusion that one is a lifeless robot or that one has no personal identity, the resulting sense of detachment results in numbness, mood shifts, difficulty thinking, and loss of some physical sensations.

Depersonalization is a form of dissociation.

Compare and contrast Derealization.
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