Depersonalization and avoidance

Those people who are affected by depersonalization often experience their symptoms get worse in particular situations, for example when they are together with others, while driving, in particular situations at work, etc. It is not rare that this often leads to those affected trying to avoid such situations. On the short term, this leads to relief but on the long term, such behavior leads to a clear reduction of the sphere of influence. Many of those affected complain about isolation or about the feeling of not trusting themselves to do something. In addition, the attitude of avoidance also cannot help to decrease depersonalization symptoms on the long run. On the contrary, over time it will only spread to more areas.

For many of those affected it has proven helpful to simply continue to take part in life, to the degree that this is possible.