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Depersonalisation and derealisation: Assessment and management

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Elaine C M Hunter, Jane Charlton, Anthony David

Original languageEnglish
Article numberj745
JournalBMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2017

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Patients who experience depersonalisation and derealisation often have difficulty in describing their symptoms. They experience a sense of unreality and detachment from their sense of themselves (depersonalisation: DP) or their perception of the world (derealisation: DR). In most cases these two symptoms co-occur. This article aims to help clinicians recognise depersonalisation and derealisation (DP DR) symptoms, diagnose the disorder, and discuss current treatment options.

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