Unpacking the depersonalization syndrome: an exploratory factor analysis on the Cambridge Depersonalization Scale

@article{Sierra2005UnpackingTD,
  title={Unpacking the depersonalization syndrome: an exploratory factor analysis on the Cambridge Depersonalization Scale},
  author={Mauricio Sierra and Dawn L. Baker and Nick Medford and Anthony S. David},
  journal={Psychological Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={35},
  pages={1523 - 1532}
}
Background. Depersonalization has long been considered a syndrome but there is poor agreement on its constituent symptoms. Method. In order to establish whether different symptoms of depersonalization represent the expression of a single or several underlying dimensions, an exploratory factor analysis on the Cambridge Depersonalization Scale (CDS) was carried out on 138 consecutive patients diagnosed with depersonalization disorder. Results. Four well determined factors accounting for 73·3% of… 
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