Depersonalization Disorder is when a person experiences a feeling of being detached from life around them and sometimes emotionally numb. It is often a symptom of another disorder such as anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder and particularly panic disorder, or of an illness like epilepsy or migraine, but also occurs in its own right and among users of certain drugs. CBT is an effective treatment. PRAISE FOR THE SERIES: 'The best consumer-friendly CBT-based books&All are very thorough.' Observer 'The Overcoming series just keeps getting better and better.' The Psychologist
Professor David is the author of Overcoming Depersonalization and Feelings of Unreality, along with Dawn Baker, Elaine Hunter, Emma Lawrence. Nick Medford and Mauricio Sierra. He was appointed Consultant Psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, in 1990. He was awarded personal chair of the Institute in 1996 and was, until recently, Chairman of the British Neuropsychiatry Association. In 1998 he set up the first clinic for depersonalization disorder in the UK (the Depersonalisation Research Unit).