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De-constructing depersonalization: further evidence for symptom clusters.

Authors
  • Simeon, Daphne
  • Kozin, David Stephen
  • Segal, Karina
  • Lerch, Brenna
  • Dujour, Roxanne
  • Giesbrecht, Timo
Type
Published Article
Journal
Psychiatry Research
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 15, 2008
Volume
157
Issue
1-3
Pages
303–306
Identifiers
PMID: 17959254
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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.

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