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Depersonalization and Derealization

What are they and what can you do about them?


The above video is my explanation of why depersonalization and derealization can be cured, BUT, how do I know?

Because I had them both through 27 years of suffering.

and Depersonalization are both symptoms of high anxiety and sufferers of one can experience the other.

First of all, understand this - Depersonalization and Derealization are completely normal symptoms of anxiety disorder.

Although very disturbing at times, they are completely harmless - think of them as a daytime dream.

They DO NOT mean that you have any other condition, a mental illness or that you are going mad - they are just more anxiety symptoms.



Definition - 'A change in an individuals self-awareness such that they feel detached from their own experience, with the self, the body and mind seeming alien.'



Depersonalization is a symptom of an anxiety disorder and not a stand alone condition.

How do we know this? Because depersonalization cannot exist without anxiety BUT anxiety can exist without depersonalization.

In each and every depersonalization sufferer that we have treated, as we have eliminated the anxiety, the depersonalization disappears completely.

Depersonalization is caused by a shift in the part of the brain that provides us with a 'real' awareness of our environment; this part of the brain is directly linked to the Amygdala, the organ in the brain responsible for anxiety.


Terms commonly used to describe the symptoms and sensations of Depersonalization:


Definition - 'A change in an individual's experience of the environment, where the world around him/her feels unreal and unfamiliar.'

Unlike depersonalization which effects the perception of oneself, derealization is a change in an individual's experience of their environment, where the world around him/her feels unreal and unfamiliar.

Again, derealization, like depersonalization, is caused by a change in the way senses perceive our surroundings due to sensitized, anxious, nerve signals reaching the brain. Derealization is completely harmless but can be very disturbing. The more you give derealization credibility, the longer it stays with you. As anxiety levels are reduced, derealization disappears.


Terms commonly used to describe the symptoms and sensations of Derealization:


Drugs and alcohol

When and how did your depersonalization or derealization start? Did it occur after or during taking prescription or illegal drugs or alcohol? If so, this isn't unusual!

Many of our clients come to us scared that they took some kind of drug or got drunk and suddenly became aware of feeling 'strange'. Depersonalization and derealization can be a natural symptom of high anxiety or can be caused by a sudden surge of adrenalin, leading to a high anxiety condition which might only manifest as mild anxiety and depersonalization and/or derealization.

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While derealization and depersonalization are harmless, they are also quite disturbing to sufferers, but can be eliminated very quickly using a method which addresses the cause of the anxiety imbalance at its root. Reduction of the 'benchmark' anxiety level will produce a lessening and elimination of depersonalization and derealization and their symptoms.

I have helped well over 146,000 people with depersonalization or derealization bringing about total elimination of these and all anxiety symptoms.

"I suffered with depersonalization and derealization at varying levels for over 27 years but when
I removed my
high anxiety using The Linden Method as I developed it right at the start, they both quickly disappeared and never returned. Since then, The Linden Method has cured tens of thousands of depersonalization and derealization sufferers using the exact same process. If you
do it, it works... it's that simple."
Charles Linden

Charles Linden - Anxiety Disorder Coach
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Author of The Linden Method® and
CEO of The Linden Centers






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