depersonalisation disorder


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  • noun

Synonyms for depersonalisation disorder

emotional dissociative disorder in which there is loss of contact with your own personal reality accompanied by feelings of unreality and strangeness

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In Numb, Perry's character suffers from acute depersonalisation disorder, a condition so alienating and sanguine that it makes the chronically depressed look perky.
Through his kaleidoscopic images, Caouette reveals his close bond with his mentally ill mother Renee, and his transformation from an insecure 13-year-old discovering his sexual identity on the local gay club scene, to a 20-something coping with depersonalisation disorder living with his boyfriend David in New York.
It's ostensibly a memoir of his mother, Renee, a one time Texan child model who, following a fall when she was 12, spent the next two years having electro shock treatment for what her parents believed was a psychosomatic condition and pretty much the rest of her life in and out of mental hospitals It's also a self-addressed survivor's love letter to Caouette who went through drugs and attempted suicide and, diagnosed with depersonalisation disorder, constantly refers to himself in the third person.
Through his kalaeidoscopic images, Caouette reveals his close bond with his mentally ill mother Renee and his transformation from an insecure 13-year-old discovering his sexual identity on the local gay club scene to a 20-something coping with a depersonalisation disorder living with his boyfriend David in New York.