+DEPERSONALIZATION LINKS

My previous two posts were difficult to write and ‘took a lot out of me’.  They reminded me of myself.

I am only going to give a little information on depersonalization today, which is one aspect of dissociation, in case some readers are not familiar with it.

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Depersonalization (or depersonalisation) can be referred as a malfunction or anomaly of the mechanism in which an individual has awareness or perception of his or her own self. It is a feeling of watching oneself act, while having no control over a situation.[1] It can be considered desirable, such as in the use of recreational drugs, but it usually refers to the severe form found in anxiety and, in the most intense cases, panic attacks. A sufferer feels that he or she has changed and the world has become less real, vague, dreamlike, or lacking in significance. It can sometimes be a rather disturbing experience, since many feel that, indeed, they are living in a “dream”.

More at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depersonalization

DEPERSONALIZATION SUPPORT COMMUNITY

http://www.dpselfhelp.com/forum/

“STRANGER TO OURSELVES”

http://www.depersonalization.info/overview.html

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See also link below on veterans and suicide

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/11/13/cbsnews_investigates/main3496471.shtml

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