The Phenomenological Stability of Depersonalization: Comparing the Old with the New

@article{Sierra2001ThePS,
  title={The Phenomenological Stability of Depersonalization: Comparing the Old with the New},
  author={Mauricio Sierra and Germ{\'a}n E. Berr{\'i}os},
  journal={The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease},
  year={2001},
  volume={189},
  pages={629-636}
}
The view that depersonalization is a stable syndrome became well established during the first half of the 20th century. Current operational definitions restrict depersonalization to the experience of unreality. This is likely to neglect clinical features of potential neurobiological relevance. By using the year 1946 as the dividing line, 200 cases of depersonalization disorder reported in the medical literature since 1898 were divided into two historical groups (1 and 2). The groups were then… 
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