Origin of depersonalization
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Even a workman in a modern factory where depersonalization is extreme gets to have "his" machine and is perturbed at a change.Human Nature and Conduct
- the act or an instance of depersonalizing
- psychiatry an abnormal state of consciousness in which the subject feels unreal and detached from himself and the world
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Word Origin and History for depersonalization
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- A state in which the normal sense of personal identity and reality is lost, characterized by feelings that one's actions and speech cannot be controlled.
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