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Have you ever seen yourself for a split second in a third-person perspective and think, "This is me? This is myself?" and then return back to seeing yourself from your perspective? I've noticed this happens when I am sleep-deprived occasionally, is this normal?
 

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This is normal if you're sleep deprived, in a "zone", or on the verge of sleep. It's also normal during and after a traumatic experience. EDIT: It's also normal during meditation.

Having this experience more than once or twice a month outside of these normal situations would be something I'd see a doctor about. It could be an indicator of anxiety or an endocrine disorder like hyperthyroid.

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It might be normal during recreational drug use or it could be a side effect of a prescription medicine, but I don't know much about those sorts of things.
 

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Depersonalization is a coping mechanism for anxiety. I used to get many minutes of it during my major social anxiety, for years, and when I did presentations in university.
 
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