Understanding and treating depersonalisation disorder

@article{Medford2005UnderstandingAT,
  title={Understanding and treating depersonalisation disorder},
  author={Nick Medford and Mauricio Sierra and Dawn L. Baker and Anthony S. David},
  journal={Advances in Psychiatric Treatment},
  year={2005},
  volume={11},
  pages={92-100}
}
Depersonalisation disorder involves an unpleasant, chronic and disabling alteration in the experience of self and environment. In addition to these classic features of depersonalisation and derealisation, symptoms may also encompass alterations in bodily sensation and a loss of emotional reactivity. Primary depersonalisation disorder is probably more common than previously thought, and here we discuss the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of the condition, with particular reference to our… 
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