noun Date: 1942 a feeling of altered reality (as that occurring in schizophrenia or in some drug reactions) in which one's surroundings appear unreal or unfamiliar

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  • Derealization — (sometimes abbreviated as DR) is an alteration in the perception or experience of the external world so that it seems strange or unreal. Other symptoms include feeling as though one s environment is lacking in spontaneity, emotional coloring and… …   Wikipedia

  • derealization — ☆ derealization [dē rē΄əl i zā′shən ] n. a loss or lessening of one s sense of the reality of things, as in the reaction to certain drugs …   English World dictionary

  • derealization — /dee ree euh leuh zay sheuhn/, n. Psychiatry. an alteration in perception leading to the feeling that the reality of the world has been changed or lost. [1940 45; DE + REALIZATION, orig. in the phrase feeling of derealization, as trans. of G… …   Universalium

  • derealization — An alteration in one s perception of the environment such that things that are ordinarily familiar seem strange, unreal, or two dimensional. * * * de·re·al·iza·tion or Brit de·re·al·isa·tion (.)dē .rē ə lə zā shən, .ri ə n a feeling of altered… …   Medical dictionary

  • Derealization —    See Depersonalization …   Historical dictionary of Psychiatry

  • derealization — de·realization …   English syllables

  • derealization — n. a feeling of unreality in which the environment is experienced as unreal and as flat, dull, or strange. The experience is unwelcome and often frightening. It occurs in association with depersonalization or with the conditions that cause… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • derealization — (|)dē, də̇+ noun Etymology: de + realization : loss of a sense of the reality of one s environment …   Useful english dictionary

  • Depersonalization — This article is about the psychological symptom. For the diagnosis, see depersonalization disorder. Depersonalization (or depersonalisation) is an anomaly of the mechanism by which an individual has self awareness. It is a feeling of watching… …   Wikipedia

  • Depersonalization disorder — Classification and external resources ICD 10 F48.1 ICD 9 300.6 …   Wikipedia

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