Question: How does someone get de-realisation/de-personalisation disorder’


  1. This can be linked to anxiety disorders, and often people will feel de-realisation or de-personalisation before they have a panic attack. It can also be a result of a traumatic experience, and can also be associated with post-traumatic-stress disorder.

    As to the biological basis behind it, I don’t think it’s clear yet!!


  2. Yes, definitely not clear what’s happening in the brain, but dissociative disorders like this are generally a response to a traumatic event. They’re very difficult to treat, too.