Psychiatry & Psychology--General/Recurrent Deja Vu's?

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Dear Gurza Anca,

Thanks for reading my question! Long story short, my girlfriend has been having very frequent deja vu's. It's not a big problem, a bit of a nuisance and a disorienting experience sometimes, but we were frankly curious what is going on and worried that it might be indicative of something else.

She has them about two-three times a day, sometimes more, sometimes less. They will come at entirely random times and at random places, and she can think of no particular pattern. Just an intense feeling of having experienced something already, sometimes a whole scene, sometimes just a particular part of an experience that seems intensely familiar, a face, a sound, a place, etc. The reason this is weird is that it started just 5-6 months ago. She is fairly used to it by now, but it just started happening out of nowhere (was kind of scary when it started! It happened quite suddenly) and she hasn't experienced anything like this before in her life.

Could it be indicative of anything? I personally have deja vu's maybe once a month if that (not that I'm keeping track, but I honestly can't remember the last deja vu I had). Another coincidence is that the onset coincided almost exactly with the time that we started dating, so we think it may have to do with that, change of circumstances could have prompted something...?

Anyway, thank you!

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Hello,
How you presented the situation the best thing to do is to go to a neurologist for investigations. These deja vu may have many explanations. It is useless to tell you these common causes. It is better your girlfriend to do an EEG to see exactly what produced these. Usually this deja vu have a neurological cause.


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I can answer at questions related to psychology field,in general or specific areas of psychology: stress and anxiety disorders, sexual disorders, Phobias and physiological Disorders,therapy for Treating Depression, therapy end the Management of Anger, Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Therapy for Pain and Distress Management in Cancer Patients.

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I practice psychotherapy in accordance with the ethical code of the Romanian Federation of Psychotherapy and European Association for Psychotherapy I'm using hypnosis and other therapy techniques in my work since 2010, when I started my preparation in Clinic Hypnosis, Relaxation and Erickson's Therapy. I am a certified Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist by the Romanian Federation of Psychotherapy, European Association for Psychotherapy.

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