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Here you will find a selection of resources such as articles, studies, videos and more.




Maudsley NHS

Find out about the Depersonalisation Disorder Service at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London.


DPD Diaries

Unreal board member Joe Perkins has his own YouTube Channel DPD Diaries, where he talks in depth about his experiences of DPRD. In this video, Joe talks to Unreal founder Jane Charlton about her experiences of Derealisation.


Photograph: Kyle Jones

Photograph: Kyle Jones

dodie: Sometimes it feels like I'm not real

By Steve Holden, 10 December 2018, BBC News

Unreal ambassador dodie talks to the BBC about her experience with DPRD.

Adam Eley report for Victoria Derbyshire

26 September 2017

For people living with depersonalisation disorder the world appears unreal, as if through a haze or fog - or even in 2D.

Many are emotionally numb, unable to feel love even for their own family.

Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian

Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian

Depersonalisation disorder: the condition you’ve never heard of that affects millions.

By Howard Swains, 4 September 2015, The Guardian

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BBC Three

BBC Three

Photograph: Alamy

Photograph: Alamy

BBC 5 live

BBC 5 live


Depersonalisation Disorder: It felt like reality was breaking apart

Shaun O'Connor, 30 May 2019, BBC Three

What would it feel like to smoke cannabis and never sober up? That's how this relatively undiagnosed mental health condition can make sufferers feel.


I was terrified when my mind detached from my body – this is depersonalisation

Hannah Ewens, Tuesday 29 December 2015, The Guardian

On holiday with her family, Hannah looked in the mirror and saw a stranger.


'It's quite freaky, like something's prodding my brain'

Ciaran Tracey, BBC Radio 5 live, 25 July 2017

Unreal ambassador dodie talks about her experience of DPRD and tries a trans-cranial magnetic stimulation.


BMJ Talk Medicine

"Watching the world through a clear fog" - recognising depersonalisation and derealisation.



Research Articles & Publications

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Overcoming Depersonalisation and Feelings of Unreality (2nd Edition)

A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques.

Available from all good book retailers.


Primary Care Guidance: Assessing severity of depersonalisation and derealisation symptoms. BMJ, 2017

This infographic provides primary care guidance for clinicians assessing the severity of DPRD symptoms in patients. This infographic can be useful for patients to give to their doctor or mental health professional if they feel it is appropriate.