DEPERSONALIZATION STUDIES (IDS)
Depersonalization Disorder through the sponsoring of support groups, conferences and expanded media presence
What is depersonalization?
Depersonalization is the third most common psychiatric symptom, and it can also be a chronic disorder affecting more people than schizophrenia and bi-polar disorders combined. Amazingly, few health professionals know anything about it or how it should be treated. We are here to change that once and for all. Please join us in our educational efforts through the sponsoring of support groups, conferences and new research.
Who are we?
Welcome to the Initiative for Depersonalization Research (IDS) home page. IDS is a non-profit 501(c) corporation dedicated to ongoing education about Depersonalization/Derealization Disorder (DDD) as well as increased awareness of DDD through mass media, social media, and regularly scheduled support groups. Our goal is to provide a seamless venue through which information and publicity efforts throughout the world may be shared. IDS is open to all, and future educational conferences will be open to health professionals and the general public. Updates about new or ongoing research, clinical trials, and relevant events are welcome in our FORUM. Feel free to explore the site and contribute as it grows. Donations are now accepted via the Paypal link above, as well as our Gofundme page, listed under Depersonalization Studies.
What We do
The Initiative for Depersonalization Studies is a 501c3 non-profit
corporation dedicated to increasing awareness of
future, through grants and crowd-funding venues, we hope to host
educational conventions for medical professionals, students and
IDS produces free educational literature in many languages and sponsors Support Groups in major cities throughout the United States.
IDS maintains a social media presence through its Facebook discussion group as well as member based forums.
In the future, through grants and crowd-funding venues, we hope to host educational conventions in major cities.
Stories and Experiences
I’ve experienced Derealization since I was a kid – back then it didn’t cause me a great deal of panic, I didn’t worry about it
I came across this site on accident, but I am so glad I did! For over ten years, I thought I was the only one in
It started when was about 15. I’m not sure if smoking pot has anything to do with it. I don’t understand why it’s happening and I
Well, I guess to start off this completely f***d up story of my life living with DP. My name is Cone, well everyone and their
My name is Tina I’m 26 years old and live in Ma. I starting experimenting with drugs at the age of 11. It was just weed at
I would like to begin by asking this simple question: Can smoking weed ONCE and getting high ONCE ruin the rest of a person’s life?The nightmare
IDS founder Jeffrey Abugel is the author, with Daphne Simeon, MD, of Feeling Unreal: Depersonalization Disorder and the Loss of the Self, Oxford University Press (2006), and Stranger To My Self (2010). He is currently a Health & Wellness Coach certified by Georgetown University.
Elena Bezzubova Phd
Elena Bezzubova received her M.D. summa cum laude and Ph.D. with a dissertation on depersonalization in Russia and completed her training in psychoanalysis in the U.S. Her 30 years of clinical, teaching, and research experience includes inpatient and outpatient adolescents and adults, encompassing a broad range of mental health issues.
Bill has practiced law for more than 37 years in the Chicago area with Wilson and Wilson Estate Planning and Elder Law, LLC, concentrating in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Estate Planning for families that have children with disabilities. He has a profound interest in DP/DR, having lived with the disorder for over 40 years.