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[dee-ree-uh-luh-zey-shuh n]
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noun Psychiatry.
  1. an alteration in perception leading to the feeling that the reality of the world has been changed or lost.
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Origin of derealization

1940–45; de- + realization, orig. in the phrase feeling of derealization, as translation of German Entfremdungsgefühl (Freud)
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derealization in Medicine


  1. The feeling that things in one's surroundings are strange, unreal, or somehow altered, as seen in schizophrenia.
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