"Hardly a New Disorder"

I wish people would understand that DP and DR are perceptual distortions that are not a “fad.” This disorder is nothing new and dissociation has existed for thousands of years. However, it is infinitely difficult to describe unless perhaps one equates this with negative recreational drug trips or drugs meant to achieve “spiritual awakenings.”

"The word depersonalization itself, in a diagnostic sense, refers to both a symptom and a full-blown psychiatric disorder. Ludovic Dugas, a psychologist/philosopher, who often wrote on topics of memory and déjà vu, is most often credited with first using the term in its present context, in the late 1890s ... Read More...