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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