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Adam Duritz Opens Up About Depersonalization Disorder: 'Being Crazy Is Scary' (VIDEO)

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There are few things that faze Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz. But the rocker's battle with depersonalization disorder has terrified him, he admitted on HuffPost Live.

"The dissociative disorder is scary. Being crazy is scary. I would love to not have to deal with that," he said to host Ricky Camilleri.

Depersonalization disorder is a dissociative disorder that causes sufferers to feel as though they are outside observers of themselves, disconnected from their physical bodies and no longer in control of their thoughts and actions.

Duritz first revealed his diagnosis publicly in 2008, and has said previously that his mental health issues have hampered his ability to write new songs and release new music with Counting Crows. The band's newest album, "Somewhere Under Wonderland," will be its first in seven years.

Duritz admitted that he deals with depersonalization "all the time."

"It's not going anywhere. It's sort of an 'all day, every day' thing. It's not fun," he said. "But that's life, you know. It's just like anything else. You kind of get what you get. "

Watch the full conversation on HuffPost Live.

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