Anthony David, Emma Lawrence, Elaine Hunter, and Dawn Baker - Overcoming Depersonalization and Feelings of Unreality: Talks With Your Therapist - Little, Brown Book Group

Overcoming Depersonalization and Feelings of Unreality: Talks With Your Therapist

By Anthony David, Emma Lawrence, Elaine Hunter, and Dawn Baker

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A series of talks from the UK's leading experts on Depersonalization Disorder.

Depersonalization Disorder results in a feeling of being detached from life and those suffering from it may report that they seem to have become 'emotionally numb'. It can be a symptom of another disorder such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and, particularly, panic disorder, or of an illness such as epilepsy or migraine. It also occurs in its own right and/or as a side effect of certain drugs. This series of talks from the authors of Overcoming Depersonalization Disorder and Feelings of Unreality, offers valuable insights into the disorder and helpful strategies on dealing with its symptoms.

The talks are focused on the following themes:
- Understanding the disorder, its symptoms and causes
- Using cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to treat Depersonalization Disorder
- Dealing with the core problem and other problems related to the disorder

Biographical Notes

Anthony David (Author)
Anthony David is Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry at the IoPPN and a consultant psychiatrist. He set up and heads the Depersonalisation Disorders Clinic at the Maudsley Hospital, London.

Emma Lawrence (Author)
Emma Lawrence is a clinical psychologist with a particular interest in mind-body interactions and is currently working in a physical health setting employed by Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. Prior to this she was a Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, conducting research on emotion processing and regulation to include work on depersonalization. In addition, she has twice been awarded the Public Engagement with Psychology grant by the British Psychological Society.

Elaine Hunter (Author)
Elaine Hunter is a consultant clinical psychologist specialising in cognitive behavioural therapy. She developed CBT for Depersonalization/Derealisation Disorder (DPRD), has published numerous academic and clinical research papers, and given national and international workshops on working with DPRD. She currently is the clinical lead of the Depersonalisation Disorder Service at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Dawn Baker (Author)
Dawn Baker is a clinical psychologist and trained therapist in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). She has worked at the Depersonalisation Research Unit at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, developing a psychological model of depersonalization disorder as well as treatment and management strategies. She currently works in private practice in Spain.

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  • ISBN: 9781849010610
  • Publication date: 15 Sep 2011
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The first of its kind, this self-help book will offer guidance, help and solace to the many sufferers of depersonalization disorder who do not have easy access to informed clinicians ... an important contribution to the self-help literature. — Daphne Simeon MD, Director, Depersonalization and Dissociation Program, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
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