Therapy Toronto Psychotherapy Definitions
- Derealization is a form of dissociation.
In contrast to depersonalization, where one feels that one's own sensations are somehow unreal or separate from oneself, derealization occurs when the outside world is perceived as unreal.
There may also be a sense of detachment from the outside world, as though one is seeing the world through a pane of glass.
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