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Feeling Unreal: Depersonalization Disorder and the Loss of the Self By Daphne Simeon Jeffrey Abugel,

  • Title: Feeling Unreal: Depersonalization Disorder and the Loss of the Self
  • Author: Daphne Simeon Jeffrey Abugel
  • ISBN: 9780195170221
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Everything feels unreal to me, like a dreamI feel detached, like a stranger to myself These are quotes from actual people, experiencing something they don t understand What they are saying is being heard by friends, families, and physicians today than ever before They do not simply suffer from anxiety, or depression, and they are not schizophrenic They have f Everything feels unreal to me, like a dreamI feel detached, like a stranger to myself These are quotes from actual people, experiencing something they don t understand What they are saying is being heard by friends, families, and physicians today than ever before They do not simply suffer from anxiety, or depression, and they are not schizophrenic They have found themselves trapped in a very real and singular disorder, yet few even know its name Their enigmatic state of mind has been studied for than 100 years, but only recently has it become clear how prevalent and how distinctive it really is The condition is called Depersonalization Disorder, and Feeling Unreal is the first book to reveal what it s all about.This important volume explores not only Depersonalization, but the philosophical and literary implications of selflessness as well, while providing the latest research, possible treatments, and ways to live and thrive when life seems unreal For those who still believe that such experiences are merely part of something else, that depersonalization is just a symptom and not a disorder in its own right, Feeling Unreal presents compelling evidence to the contrary This book provides long awaited answers for people suffering from Depersonalization Disorder and their loved ones, for mental health professionals, and for all students of the condition, while serving as a wake up call to the medical community at large.
    Feeling Unreal Depersonalization Disorder and the Loss of the Self Everything feels unreal to me like a dreamI feel detached like a stranger to myself These are quotes from actual people experiencing something they don t understand What they are saying is being he

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    1. For whatever reason, Depersonalization Disorder has remained largely unexplored and most people, including some mental health professionals, have never heard of it Because of this, the disorder is often passed off as a symptom of anxiety, depression, trauma, etc Daphne Simeon s book on the subject acknowledges this and delves deep into everything Depersonalization related, proving that DPD is very real and has been for a long time.For me, the absolute best thing about this book was how it lifted [...]

    2. This book gives a very good overview of depersonalization disorder DPD and derealization It covers some of the history of this disorder and the constancy of symptoms over the last century, diagnoses, and some of the recent clinical research on DPD There is a section on the biological aspects of DPD regarding the areas of the brain that are found to be affected, followed by a review of DPD in literature, such as Sartre s Nausea The book ends by discussing medication and psychotherapy treatments a [...]

    3. This was very useful to me It doesn t reveal you some magic trick that makes DPD go away, of course, but what it does offer you is a wide range of information about it really interesting stuff, for me and that can help you indentify what triggered the disorder, analyse yourself better and learn how to cope with it It can also make you optimistic about DPD, if you experience it, as you find out that people have been suffering from it and studying it for decades so you re not alone I only wish I [...]

    4. This book may not be an extremely lightweight and easy read but it was worth the time invested The depersonalization derealization disorder is described thoroughly and in great detail The author discusses all kinds of issues history, possible triggers, symptoms, medical and psychological help available, all kinds of other possible treatments and explanations There are plenty of stories and examples Even though the book doesn t give you THE answer or any kind of ready made solution which is no wo [...]

    5. It was a moderately helpful read It doesn t offer much in the way of an answer, but it does help you feel less alone.

    6. This book shows how little is known about depersonalization as the experience disorder The author s cover everything from various theories and presentations, to examples in fiction, and treatment approaches It s all a little thin, and ironically fragmented in it s delivery, imo Not to say it s not well written The author s accurately capture the potential impact such experiences can have on an individual through case examples.I was wishing for some in depth musings on it s development paritcula [...]

    7. Depersonalization disorder DPD is a thing unto itself It is a condition that is inherently deceptive and contradictory, and yet, the common threads of a sense of unreality and the loss of the independent, individual self usually persist throughout its duration Its symptoms are finite, clearly defined, and delineated after a century of study But it remains highly misdiagnosed, misunderstood, or even ruled out completely as a disorder This book is a great introduction to understanding DPD and also [...]

    8. Very informative and well organized book Chapter 7, Depersonalization in Literature and Philosophy, chaught my attention and proved quite educational and eye opening Highly recommended.

    9. This book describes DP DR pretty accurately, and I wish it was in a pamphlet form so I could hand it out to people without having to explain what I m going through It s a decent book if you want to know what really is Depersonalization Derealization disorder, and it tells many stories of other sufferers that were pretty accurate and spot on in my case I related to it on so many levels, however, if you have DP DR yourself, I wouldn t recommend reading this book While it will assure you that the t [...]

    10. I loved this book Has the right amount of Information peppered with case studies and real life experiences A great intro into understanding the disorder Simeon writes in such an easy to read way that anyone interested in disorder will eat this alive and devour it within days She has listened to those who have been reporting these feelings of being unreal and dead and given them a voice.For anyone who has ever had depersonalization, i highly recommend this as a starting point to realise you are n [...]

    11. Interesting book with hard to come across information about the psychological state of depersonalization, which is usually just framed as a subset of depression, anxiety, or PTSD, if it is recognized at all But it is its own mental illness that takes over many peoples lives and minds in a pathological way Though it has appeared been described in memoir, literature, philosohpy, and psych theory for centuries, it s only very recently that psychologists have started really exploring the nature of i [...]

    12. Helpful and informative, this book answered many of my questions in regards to Depersonalisation Depersonalisation still remains a relatively vague area in mainstream psychological practises and help is hard to find I m very grateful that I was able to get my hands on this book when I needed it the most.

    13. Delivers on its promise This book covers the 101 of a disorder that s not that well known I enjoyed the first and second part clinical studies and philosophical implications and skim over the last medical chemical treatments Feeling Unreal covered DPD in good depth and it s a great read for those curious with or without formal training on mental disorders.

    14. my personal experience with different types of disassociation is as a frequent symptom of anxiety and depression, not as a disorder, but i still found this book really useful for trying to understand my mental health a bit it s also a very compassionate read, which i liked.

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