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This symptom can also be referred to as:
Nothing seems real

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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Derealization

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced derealization. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Depersonalization / Derealization Identity Disorder

    Depersonalization/Derealization Identity Disorder is when a person experiences unreality or detachment from one's mind, self or body or from one's surroundings.

    Progression is variable and highly personal.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    depersonalization or derealization, derealization, impaired social or occupational functioning, ringing in the ears, amnesia
    Symptoms that always occur with depersonalization/derealization identity disorder:
    depersonalization or derealization
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness characterized by delusions, hallucinations, incoherent speech, disorganized or catatonic behavior, and negative symptoms. This disease causes significant social and occupational functioning.

    In many cases, symptoms can be well managed with medication and counseling, allowing the patient to function normally within society.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    impaired social or occupational functioning, hearing voices or seeing things that aren't there, hearing voices, delusions, mind being read
    Symptoms that always occur with schizophrenia:
    hearing voices or seeing things that aren't there, impaired social or occupational functioning
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Depression

    Depression is a mental disorder in which a person feels constantly sad, hopeless, discouraged, and loses interest in activities and life on more days than not. These symptoms interfere with daily life, work, and friendships.

    Depression's course is highly variable, and it may last weeks, months, or years.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, headache, anxiety, irritability
    Symptoms that always occur with depression:
    depressed mood
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Derealization Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced derealization have also experienced:

    • 5% Fatigue
    • 3% Headache
    • 2% Bloody Vaginal Discharge
  • People who have experienced derealization were most often matched with:

    • 36% Depersonalization / Derealization Identity Disorder
    • 36% Depression
    • 27% Schizophrenia
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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