"...Poignant accounts of depersonalization disorder can be found in Feeling Unreal: Depersonalization Disorder and the Loss of the Self
. The comprehensive work by Simeon and Abugel consolidates over a century of research and philosophy on the enigmatic disorder. The result is a compelling and informative resource, equally relevant for mental health professionals and laypeople interested in the mysteries of the human psyche."--Journal of the Neurological Sciences
About the Author
Daphne Simeon, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY. For over 10 years she has been conducting clinical research in the field of dissociation, has received several grant awards, and has numerous peer-reviewed publications. She currently co-chairs an international task force that will generate new recommendations for the DSM-V classification of dissociative disorders. Jeffrey Abugel has worked as an editor and writer for more than 25 years. He has researched depersonalization and its relationship to philosophy and literature sincethe 1980s. He is a graduate of New York University's Washington Square College, and founder of the depersonalization-themed website, www.depersonalization.info. He is also a member of the American Medical Writers Association.