While anyone can develop depersonalization disorder, you're at increased risk if:

  • You've been involved in or witnessed a traumatic or life-threatening experience, such as an automobile accident.
  • You're in your mid- to late teens or early adulthood. Depersonalization disorder is rare in children and older adults.
  • You have panic disorder, depression, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or multiple personality disorder.
Jul. 07, 2011