De-constructing depersonalization: Further evidence for symptom clusters

D. Simeon*, D.S. Kozin, K. Segal, B. Lerch, R. Dujour, T.M. Giesbrecht

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Depersonalization disorder is defined in the DSM-IV-TR using a single symptom criterion, which does not do justice to the phenomenological complexity of the disorder. In 394 affected adults, the Cambridge Depersonalization Scale yielded five factors (numbing, unreality of self, perceptual alterations, unreality of surroundings, and temporal disintegration), put forth as symptom criteria for a better diagnosis of depersonalization disorder.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-306
JournalPsychiatry Research
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

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