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Depersonalization-Derealization Disorder was virtually unknown to the general public twenty years ago. But the internet brought it out of total obscurity via discussion groups and webpages that continue to proliferate. During this time DDD has finally appeared in a number of mainstream magazine articles, YouTube videos, and even television talk shows. Much remains to be done. But the links provided here will lead so some of the media coverage to date.

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The very first discussion of depersonalization on network television.

Depersonalization Disorder In The News

And, more recently, on BBC News in the United Kingdom.

Depersonalization Disorder, “I was unable to feel love.”

Recent magazine articles:

From the Atlantic Monthly:

Enlightenment’s Evil Twin

From The Guardian:

Depersonalization Disorder: The condition you’ve never heard of that affects millions.

From The Washington Post

“I’m not me.” A bizarre disorder leaves people feeling distant from their bodies.

From Elle magazine:

What if your anxiety or depression is actually “DDD”?


Currently, our board member, Elena Bezzubova Phd, writes a regular blog about DDD for Psychology Today:

Life with Depersonalization


Here is her most recent blog. Check it out:

Marijuana: Depersonalization Controversies


If you come across new media coverage from anywhere in the world, please us know and we’ll publish it here.