Chronic depersonalization following illicit drug use: a controlled analysis of 40 cases.

@article{Medford2003ChronicDF,
  title={Chronic depersonalization following illicit drug use: a controlled analysis of 40 cases.},
  author={Nicholas Medford and Dawn C. Newcomb Baker and Elaine C. M. Hunter and M. B. Rosado Sierra and Emma Lawrence and Mary L. Phillips and Anthony S David},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2003},
  volume={98 12},
  pages={
          1731-6
        }
}
AIMS To examine demographic and clinical features of a group of patients reporting chronic depersonalization (DP) following illicit drug use, and to assess whether depersonalization arising in these circumstances constitutes a distinct clinical syndrome. DESIGN Case-control comparison using self-reports, standardized questionnaires and clinical assessments in a specialized clinic. SETTING A tertiary referral depersonalization clinic and research unit affiliated to a psychiatric hospital and… CONTINUE READING

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