Interoceptive Exposure Exercises for Evoking Depersonalization and Derealization: A Pilot Study

  title={Interoceptive Exposure Exercises for Evoking Depersonalization and Derealization: A Pilot Study},
  author={James Ms Lickel and Elizabeth M. Nelson and A. Lickel and Brett J Deacon},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy},
  pages={321 - 330}
This study examined the potential of 11 interoceptive exposure exercises to produce depersonalization and derealization among high anxiety-sensitive undergraduate students. Inspired by a February 2007 thread on the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies listserv, we identified nine exercises and compared their capacity to produce depersonalization and derealization with two previously validated tasks: mirror and dot staring. Results indicated that five exercises, including… 

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