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21 Feb 2004

Can serious derealisation be cured. I have been treated with all kinds anti-depressants and nothing seems to help.
Is this the beginning of madness?
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01 Jan 0001

OK, Jean, derealization itself isn't directly "cured" by the use of antidepressants, but it is relieved by identifying and attending to its causes. Where, for instance, derealization arises in a context of episodes of severe anxiety, dealing with that underlying anxiety, whether by medications, or psychological methods, or both, usually relieves the derealization.
And rest assured, though derealization can be a very scary sensation, it is NOT the "beginning of madness". And if it were, uncommonly, to be related to an early psychotic illness, then again a proper assessment of the situation ought to identify that, and enable it, too, to be effectively treated.
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