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Re: Is this BRAIN FOG, DEREALIZATION or something else

Posted by ace on July 8, 2003, at 22:50:35

In reply to Is this BRAIN FOG, DEREALIZATION or something else, posted by Janelle on July 8, 2003, at 22:36:06

> It feels like I'm finally clawing my way slowly out of a deep, severe and literally INCAPACITATING depression, and lately I've been feeling what I'd call an "unreality" type feeling. Sometimes I'll be doing something, like washing dishes, and suddenly feel like I'm not really doing it (washing the dishes). It's kind of like "doubting and checking" in OCD. I want to better describe it to my pdoc but don't know how. Does anyone know/understand what I'm referring to? How would you describe it? Is it derealization - what is that, anyway? Thanks.

Hi Janelle!,
This would not exactly fit diagnostic criteria for depersonalization syndrome, but diagnostic criteria doesn't fit a lot of symptoms, and will be able to. I would say this is episodic depersonalization NOS, with possible concomitant OCD. It could well be a s/effect of a medicine, due to poor diet, due to inadequate sleep. Or it could be a clinical condition. Does it scare you immensly? In other words is their phobic anxiety associated with it. Or is it just 'wierd', but not painful or scary?
I can say I have had many strange experiences in life, and I can relate to feeling detached from my actions, body. Is that how you feel, detached from the person doing the dishes? Does that describe it well/poorly. If it is like that we are getting close to depersonalization but NOT derealization- by diagnostic criteria, which we have to work with a little bit.

Let us know, and good luck to you, friend,





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