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Question about feeling unreal

In most people with dp/dr the feeling of unreal is often mentioned.

Every thing in the world has an opposite,right?

Sad-happy
depressed-manic
and etc.

so whats the opposite of feeling unreal?
obviously the answer is feeling real.

But if feeling unreal have different degrees,like very little unreal to very unreal...
Can feelings of little real to extremely real exist also?

Like feeling that every thing is too real.

Is there such a disorder?
is it something that exists?
if so please give me an example please.

thanks

Re: Question about feeling unreal

Interesting thought. I imagine that everyone experiences some degree of unreality under different circumstances. Especially during or after traumatic events when people describe the experience as unreal, or in a dream. In his book Nausea, Sartre does mention things seeming "too real." My own experience has involved trying different meds to deal with DPD, and while using some of these, everything seemed somehow "too crystal clear" or "too real." I suppose it was an over-awareness of the surroundings, rather than the peaceful acceptance of everything around them that most people experience. Certainly, there are degrees of depersonalization and unreality, and these may be within the realm of normal experience for many people. But when the DP is chronic, unrelenting, and unwavering, then it may be defined as true depersonalization disorder.