The nurse is talking with a patient diagnosed with schizophrenia. Which of the following statements indicates the patient is experiencing depersonalization?

"I am no one and you are no one, too."


• In schizophrenia, symptoms relating to confusion about personal boundaries include derealization (the perception that the environment has changed or is unreal) and depersonalization (the nonspecific feeling that the identity has been lost or the self is unreal). 

• "I am invincible. No one can beat me!" This is an example of a delusion of grandeur.

• "I will receive my next mission through a message on the radio." This is an example of a delusion (or idea) of reference.

• "Do you feel the electricity in here? I feel it in the air and on my skin." This is an example of a tactile hallucination.

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