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I don't feel real: a brief guide to depersonalisation / derealisation disorder (Kindle only)

£1.99

Depersonalisation/derealisation disorder (DPD) is a surprisingly common response to overwhelming stress or trauma. This short book explains what it is, what causes it, the treatment options, and existing research, alongside illuminating case studies.

Very informative – ‘As a psychotherapist I search for useful books that offer insight and education of the lived experience and the journey to recovery. This book really gave a clear concise window into the lives of sufferers and how isolating it feels. The book also offers hope of a positive recovery.’

Wonderful – ‘This book puts into words all the things that I have been unable to. Lovingly written, honest and true, thank you Carolyn!’

Good synopsis – ‘A good introduction. The inclusion of a few case studies helped to make the article and information more relatable. The amount of scientific supportive information was just right at this level.’

“I don’t feel real. All the time – literally all the time – I feel like I’m living life from behind a glass screen, or that I’m watching life as it’s happening on TV but it’s not real. I’m always ten yards removed from it. I don’t cry. I don’t feel things. I feel like I’m in a dream. I feel like I’m going mad. Even now, talking to you, I’m not sure if this is really happening or not or if I’m just imagining it. The GP says I’m just depressed, but I’m not.”

Depersonalisation/derealisation disorder (DPD) is a surprisingly common response to overwhelming stress or trauma. This short book explains what it is, what causes it, the treatment options, existing research, alongside case studies.

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Pages: 63

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