Id like to be clear what Im referring to as DP or what Im referring to as 'it'.
Im not implying that DP is an OCD like thinking habit. Feeling 'out of your body', detached, feeling as though you have 'lost your sense of self', feeling numb, not knowing who you are or what happened to 'you', confusion, crippling anxiety, a serious dullness of feeling and of the senses, feeling as though things are not real as if you are viewing them from a foggy window or something. Thats what Im referring to as DP. It seems to me that most, if not all, people experience this DP as a sudden shock of anxiety or loss of self. A kind of reaction to stress overload and/or exhaustion. Many people experience depersonalization as they have seemingly lost their sense of self. This can be very shocking to people and rather haunting, hence the OCD type thinking patterns. Therefore, I would only include the OCD type thinking habits as a symptom of DP or Deperonalization Syndrome.
But to be clear, Im only referring to that described above as DP. The process in which a person becomes de-personalized. The loss of or removal of the person.
There are people who complain about feelings of fogginess and dullness of things who suffer due to other underlying conditions that may not actually be related to Depersonalization Syndrome. In which case, in my opinion, wouldnt properly fall into a diagnosis of Depersonalization Syndrome.
And so you present a case in which there are differing conditions unique to each other. The later, a condition in which a person feels like automatons at work and in family life, unrewarded from living life, struggling to find the bathroom and/or to form sentences and things. But I have to ask, what is this person suffering from? I mean, what are the symptoms? Would that be a kind of depersonalization? Aside from not knowing where the bathroom is or not being able to form sentences, that sounds more like depression. Not knowing where the bathroom is or being able to form sentences doesnt necessarily fall into a description of depersonalization.
I just want to be clear.
Wouldn't depersonalization, by definition, mean a separation or process of removal of the person? In either case, I believe a proper definition of Depersonalization Syndrome and description may be useful in the discussion.