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You are experiencing some type of Dissociative Disorder, some place between Depersonalization Disorder, which is a sense of being cut off or detached from you self, and Dissociative Identify Disorder (DID
), where a person develops at least two distinct personalties or personality traits. If they are mixed, and there is some of both, it can be diagnosed as Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.
People with Depersonalization Disorder also commonly experience derealization, which can be defined as a feeling the exterior world is unreal or odd.
These symptoms can be a reaction to extreme stress
, or to feelings of inferiority or low self-esteem, which occurred when you were younger.
A scholarly guideline about the treatment of DID can be download and read at:
Something less specific that covers dissociative disorders in general can be found at this Mayo Clinic website.
You can be helped if this is causing you distress in any way. I urge you to visit a mental health specialist who focuses on dissociative disorders.
I wish you the very best, and urge you to find some positve support.
Elliott Sewell,LPCC, NCC