Feeling Unreal: Depersonalization Disorder and the Loss of the Self

Paperback | November 21, 2008

byDaphne Simeon, Jeffrey Abugel

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Feeling Unreal is the first book to reveal what depersonalization disorder is all about. This important volume explores not only depersonalization, but the philosophical and literary implications of selflessness as well, while providing the latest research, possible treatments, and strategiesfor living and thriving when life seems 'unreal.' For those who still believe that such experiences are still a part of something else, that depersonalization is just a symptom and not a disorder in its own right, Feeling Unreal presents compelling evidence to the contrary. This book provideslong-awaited answers for people suffering from depersonalization disorder and their loved ones, for mental health professionals, and for all students of the condition, while serving as a wake up call to the medical community at large.

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Feeling Unreal is the first book to reveal what depersonalization disorder is all about. This important volume explores not only depersonalization, but the philosophical and literary implications of selflessness as well, while providing the latest research, possible treatments, and strategiesfor living and thriving when life seems 'unr...

Daphne Simeon, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY. For over 10 years she has been conducting clinical research in the field of dissociation, has received several grant awards, and has numerous peer-reviewed publications. She currently co-chairs an international task force...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 6.18 × 9.49 × 0.31 inPublished:November 21, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Strangers to Our Selves2. Expressions of the Inexpressible3. The Path of Understanding -- A Century of Exploration4. Diagnosing Depersonalization Disorder5. Unraveling the Enigma: Clinical Research on Depersonalization Disorder6. The Biology of Depersonalization7. The Blow of the Void8. Medication Treatment of Depersonalization9. Psychotherapy Treatment of DepersonalizationEpilogue: Living UnrealFrequently Asked Questions

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"Feeling Unreal will be the definitive work on depersonalization disorder (DPD) for the foreseeable future. Dr. Simeon is by far the leading expert on DPD in North America. In this book she and Mr. Abugel provide a thorough, readable explanation of the disorder that covers all aspects ofsymptoms and treatment." --Colin A. Ross, MD, Past President, The International Society for the Study of Dissociation