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In the absence of therapy, people develop coping mechanisms in response to their mental health symptoms. Typically, these coping mechanisms are functional in the short term. For example, in the case of people with anxiety, the coping mechanisms they develop can allow the person to survive and get through their day without a panic attack, but they are usually very damaging over time.
Two common symptoms associated with anxiety disorders are depersonalisation and derealisation.
What are depersonalisation and derealisation?
Depersonalisation is a condition whereby the person has the feeling that they are no longer “in” their own body but, rather, watching it from a distance. This can be a very frightening feeling, associated with a sense of having little to no control over their own actions. People who experience this are often scared that they are “going mad”; losing touch with reality to the extent that they can no longer function in the world.
Derealisation refers to the sense of feeling detached from the people and things in one’s environment. A person who experiences derealisation may feel that they have no control over their surroundings, and that their friends and family members are more like strangers than familiar and loved people. They often have the sensation of simply not knowing what to do.
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