I also feel there should be more practical self-help information than there is. As for persons affected with depersonalization, this book will probably trigger you and increase negative symptoms. For some reason American psychiatrists have always been rather uninterested in unreality. I wasn't meeting these people, but after such a long time dealing with it by myself, these case studies were close enough. 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. I am glad the discussion is open now.
Not to say it's not well written. Severe emotional neglect emerges as a common childhood trauma in the etiology of depersonalization disorder. It is possible to live life like this, it just takes looking a things a different way. For me, that have felt similar feelings, it really resonated with me. Finally I have a name for my disorder. The positive information is vital to keeping hope, positively changing thought patterns and recovering. I only wish I'd discovered this book 4 years ago.
The countless case studies throughout, often taken from the Mount Sinai program, helped me because I could finally identify with others. The information contained within is presented in close scrutiny that does not lack detail on any point. Simeon now works at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, at the Family Center for Bipolar Disorder. It's all a little thin, and ironically fragmented in it's delivery, imo. It is not very optimistic about treatment and prognosis and might not be very encouraging as a self-help manual.
Simeon writes in such an easy to read way that anyone interested in disorder will eat this alive and devour it within days. Feeling Unreal is the first book to reveal what depersonalization disorder is all about. If you even suspect you may suffer from this, read it. In Feeling Unreal, Simeon and Abugel open the door for both thosesuffering from depersonalization and those treating it by exploring andclarifying many aspects of this relatively common but under-studiedpsychological experience. In this book she and Mr.
He has researched depersonalization and its relationship to philosophy and literature since the 1980s. Finally a book about depersonalization -- I am so glad. The condition is called Depersonalisation Disorder, and Feeling Unreal is the first book to reveal what it's all about. Heck, there isn't much else. What they are saying is being heard by friends, families, and physicians today more than ever before. 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. I highly recommend this book to anyone who ever suffered from this disorder or knows people who do.
Is it a curse or a blessing, an insight or a disorder -- to see the world this way? It is reassuring to see that it does exist and that it is not that uncommon. Overview Feeling Unreal is the first book to reveal what depersonalization disorder is all about. Overall I'm satisfied, but it's not quite perfection. I tried 5 of them and none of them helped- and I gained a bunch of weight on them. The book also discusses the anatomy of the brain and how depersonalization is thought to interact with the brain. Some of her case examples provide eloquent descriptions of such neglect. I never knew it had a name until I discovered this book.
The book is an incredibly insightful articulation of the disorder. One of the personal accounts is almost identical to my own. Simeon is a graduate of Columbia University's medical school, psychiatry residency and fellowship program, and psychoanalytic institute. In my case, when I started not paying attention to it and not letting it bother me, it began to go away slowly, then altogether. It is here that she ran a clinic that specifically treated depersonalization disorder. As such, it is destined to become a classic in the field.
Readers are introduced to the history of and the tools used in diagnosis. Because of this, the disorder is often passed off as a symptom of anxiety, depression, trauma, etc. This was very useful to me. Feeling Unreal: Depersonalization Disorder and the Loss of Self. Simeon now works at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, at the Family Center for Bipolar Disorder.