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How magnets treat depersonalisation

Wednesday 26th July 2017

By Ciaran Tracy


Depersonalisation disorder, sometimes known as DPD, leaves sufferers feeling like they’re not part of the world they live in.

“I feel spaced out a lot of the time. I feel like I’m not really here, like I’m living in a dream,” says Dodie Clark, a 22-year-old musician and vlogger from London.

Dodie has suffered from depersonalisation for about two years, and is now trying out a fairly new treatment called trans-cranial magnetic stimulation.

Known as TMS, it is currently available in only two NHS trusts and a handful of private clinics. It is a mainstream treatment in the US, but not the UK.

“There’s no shame in any of this. There’s no shame in mental health or seeking treatment at all.”


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