One of the greatest and most consistent misunderstandings about depersonalization is how it relates to anxiety. I hear it all the time from people who get in contact with me regarding the condition, and I remember encountering it regularly in forums aswell: People almost always think that anxiety and Depersonalization / Derealization are separate conditions.
There’s an absolutely brilliant scene in the Simpsons episode “22 Short Films About Springfield” where Grandpa Simpson is demanding medical attention. He’s only happy when gets seen to by the inimitable Dr. Nick who diagnoses him with “Bonus Eruptus” — “a terrible condition where the skeleton tries to leap out of the mouth and escape the body”. Delighted, […]