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Depersonalization and meditation.

@article{Castillo1990DepersonalizationAM,
  title={Depersonalization and meditation.},
  author={Richard J. Castillo},
  journal={Psychiatry},
  year={1990},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={
          158-68
        }
}
From a review of the literature on meditation and depersonalization and interviews conducted with six meditators, this study concludes that: 1) meditation can cause depersonalization and derealization; 2) the meanings in the mind of the meditator regarding the experience of depersonalization will determine to a great extent whether anxiety is present as part of the experience; 3) there need not be any significant anxiety or impairment in social or occupational functioning as a result of… 

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