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Derealization or derealisation (sometimes abbreviated as DR) is an alteration in the perception or experience of the external world so that it seems unreal. Other symptoms include feeling as though one's environment is lacking in spontaneity, emotional colouring and depth. It is a dissociative symptom of many conditions, such as psychiatric and neurological disorders, and not a standalone disorder.
Derealization is a subjective experience of unreality of the outside world, while depersonalization is unreality in one's sense of self. Although most authors currently regard derealization (surroundings) and depersonalization (self) as independent constructs, many do not want to separate derealization from depersonalization. The main reason for this is nosological, because these symptoms often co-occur, but there is another, more philosophical reason: the idea that the phenomenological experience of self, others, and world is one continuous whole. Thus, feelings of unreality may blend in and the person may puzzle over deciding whether it is the self or the world that feels unreal to them.
Depersonalization-derealization disorder occurs when you persistently or repeatedly have the feeling that you're observing yourself from outside your body or you have a sense that things around you aren't real, or both. Feelings of depersonalization and derealization can be very disturbing and may feel like you're living in a dream.
Episodes of derealization are characterized by a feeling of unreality or detachment from, or unfamiliarity with, the world, be it individuals, inanimate objects, or all surroundings. The individual may feel as if he or she were in a fog, dream, or bubble, or as if there were a veil or a glass wall between the individual and world around. Surroundings may be experienced as artificial, colorless, or lifeless. Derealization is commonly accompanied by subjective visual distortions, such as blurriness, heightened acuity, widened or narrowed visual field, two-dimensionality or flatness, exaggerated three-dimensionality, or altered distance or size of objects, termed macropsia or micropsia.
originally posted by: romilo
What does feel the most unrealistic while u in that moment, do u have feelings like anger, hate or love, forgiveness running in ur mind more often than not?
expanding awareness, it could be deep thrive to want to understand what is going on with this world and its human population. It could be spiritual longing and many other causes.
originally posted by: intrptr
Your soul is struggling with the false reality presented to it by the 'organized' , regimented world around you. This control of our lives on a daily basis to the nth degree goes against our 'grain'. As humans we need to be in control and create our lives. As cogs in the machine we have roles to play, our decisions are made for us.
This sneaking suspicion you have is actually healthy, it shows you're human. Don't let it bother you. Maybe take another look at the ordinary, acceptable aspects of your life that don't fit. When you get this feeling take a look at what you are doing, is that the best thing from a humanitarian perspective?
originally posted by: TNMockingbird
Have you researched the vagus nerve?
originally posted by: kaelci
a reply to: rickymouse
Interesting in that it could be diet related.
I admit that I am not the best when it comes to my diet. I don't eat breakfast most the time, my first meal of the day is usually a sandwich (if at home) or kebab (if at work) for lunch. And then whatever for dinner, trying to save as much money as possible so we tend to live on various cheap mince/pasta or sausage/potato meals for dinner instead of anything actually delicious and fancy.
Main vegetables being - onion and garlic, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and potato. Sometimes some spinach if I feel like making some savoury muffins, quiche, or cobb loaf and dip. I'll be honest and say it's usually just onion, carrots, and potato though.