Depersonalization and Derealization

  • Philip M. Coons

Abstract

Depersonalization and derealization consist of altered perceptions about the self and the environment. Both of these phenomena may be symptoms of a wide variety of psychiatric disorders with exceedingly diverse etiologies. Both depersonalization and derealization without depersonalization are listed as dissociative disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (DSMIV) (American Psychiatric Association, 1994).

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American Psychiatric Association Personality Disorder Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Panic Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder 
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  • Philip M. Coons
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA

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