Really? Then I should also listen to it. I didn't do so, yet, because english isn't my first language, so it's a bit tedious to listen to it. Why can't they just write it down?
But it wouldn't surprise me given what you have told me about your visit to her.
This is the relevant part. Pretty much word for word what she said.
"I don't think I've met anyone who's had all the scans etc who has ever come back finding something that actually shows that there is any structural or functional changes in the brain. There has been quite a lot of research that has been looking at that.
The only thing that I think is interesting, but I don't necessarily think its the brain causing the problem, some of our team did a study where they were looking at people when they put them in brain scanners, and they were showing them pictures that were quite disgusting. And the reason for that is that disgust has a very specific part of the brain that tends to get activated with disgust, so its very clear to see whether that's being activated or not. They found that the people with depersonalisation compared to people that didn't have depersonalisation was showing less activation in this part of the brain that indicated disgust. But in a way that is just showing what people were saying, they were kind of saying “I know its disgusting but I can't feel it”. So I think the brain was mirroring how they were feeling, but I don't think the brain was causing it. That I thought was interesting.
Also some physiological skin conductance type tests, where its not your conscious mind that is controlling how you react, in terms of sweat being released on your skin, has also shown that people with depersonalisation are less physiologically reactive. But I don't think it is that that is causing the depersonalisation, I think that's just demonstrating that what people are saying, that they can't feel things physically or emotionally, is actually being found in testing. But I don't think it's the cause of it, I definitely see depersonalisation as very much more of a psychological issue. I get evidence for that when people's symptoms go up and down, or change in different circumstances. One lady I work with has no depersonalisation on holiday, when she comes back to her stressful work conditions it comes back again. That doesn't work with a neurological disorder, you don't have Parkinson's for several days then no Parkinson's.
I don't see any good evidence for there being chemistry or neurological explanations for it."