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Old 05-25-2013, 03:29 PM   #7
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Re: Disconnected feeling in the head

My best guess is that you have what I have, and it is related to anxiety. It is called depersonalization. It's a feeling of being disconnected, or almost in a dream, as you walk through life. It's not uncommon. Best wishes to you, Amber.

Depersonalization disorder occurs when you persistently or repeatedly have a sense that things around you aren't real, or when you have the feeling that you're observing yourself from outside your body. Feelings of depersonalization can be very disturbing and may feel like you're losing your grip on reality or living in a dream.

Many people have a passing experience of depersonalization at some point. But when feelings of depersonalization keep occurring, or never completely go away, it's considered depersonalization disorder. Depersonalization disorder is more common in people who've had traumatic experiences.

Depersonalization disorder can be severe and may interfere with relationships, work and other daily activities. Treatments for depersonalization disorder include medications and psychotherapy.

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