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#1 teal

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 01:44 PM

Cambridge Depersonalization Scale

 

Your total score is the sum of the points you have given in duration and frequency to all the questions. 



#2 teal

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 01:47 PM

These are the questions.

 

 

 

 

question number

1

out of the blue, I feel strange, as if I were not real or as if I were cut off from the world

 

 

2

what I see looks ‘flat’ or ‘lifeless’, as if I were looking at a picture

 

 

3

parts of my body feel as if they didn’t belong to me

 

 

4

I have found myself not being frightened at all in situations which normally I would find frightening or distressing

 

 

5

my favourite activities are no longer enjoyable

 

 

6

whilst doing something I have the feeling of being a ‘detached observer’ of myself

 

 

7

the flavour of meals no longer gives me a feeling of pleasure or distaste

 

 

8

my body feels very light, as if it were floating on air

 

 

9

when I weep or laugh, I do not seem to feel any emotions at all

 

 

10

I have the feeling of not having any thoughts at all,  so that when I speak it feels as if my words were being uttered by an ‘automaton’.

 

 

11

familiar voices (including my own) sound remote and unreal

 

 

12

I have the feeling that my hands or my feet have become larger or smaller

 

 

13

my surroundings feel detached or unreal, as if there were a veil between me and the outside world

 

 

14

it seems as if things that I have recently done had taken place a long time ago.  For example, anything which I have done this morning feels as if it were done weeks ago

 

15

whilst fully awake I have ‘visions’ in which I can see myself outside, as if I were looking at my image in a mirror

 

 

16

I feel detached from memories of things that have happened to me – as if I had not been involved in them

 

 

17

when in a new situation, it feels as if I have been through it before

 

 

18

out of the blue, I find myself not feeling any affection towards my family and close friends

 

 

19

objects around me seem to look smaller or further away

 

 

20

I cannot feel properly the objects that I touch with my hands for it feels as if it were not me who were touching it

 

 

21

I do not seem able to picture things in my mind, for example, the face of a close friend or a familiar place

 

 

22

when a part of my body hurts, I feel so detached from the pain that it feels as if it were ‘somebody else’s pain’

 

 

23

I have the feeling of being outside my body

 

 

24

when I move it doesn’t feel as if I were in charge of the movements, so that I feel ‘automatic’ & mechanical as if I were a ‘robot’

 

 

25

the smell of things no longer gives me a feeling of pleasure or dislike

 

 

26

I feel so detached from my thoughts that they seem to have a ‘life’ of their own

 

 

27

I have to touch myself to make sure that I have a body or a real existence

 

 

28

I seem to have lost some bodily sensations (e.g. of hunger and thirst) so that when I eat or drink, it feels an automatic routine

 

 

29

previously familiar places look unfamiliar, as if I had never seen them before

 

 

 

 

 

frequency:  0 = never;  1= rarely;  2=often;  3=very often;  4=all the time

 

duration: (on average it lasts):  1=few seconds;  2=few minutes;  3=few hours 4=about a day;  5=more than a day;  6=more than a week

 



#3 Chip1021

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 11:25 PM

For those of us for whom these feelings are chronic, it can be hard to answer many of these questions. I guess for those cases I would have to answer “4” for frequency and “6” for duration.

I’d be more interested in an individual’s breakdown based on the category of phenomenon, rather than total score. As it appears, all these questions fall into 3 basic categories: 1) DP; 2) DR; and 3) Anhedonia. Perhaps also a 4th category or “blankmind/aphantasia” for a couple of the questions.

I also think there should be a third variable measured. They already have frequency and duration, but intensity should be considered as well.

I haven’t done the math for me, because that’s just too much work for me right now. But I would score high on the measures of DP, DR, and anhedonia, but low on blank mind / aphantasia measures.

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 02:53 AM

Total score: 28. 

 

Pretty much only: "what I see looks ‘flat’ or ‘lifeless’, as if I were looking at a picture", "my surroundings feel detached or unreal, as if there were a veil between me and the outside world", and "my favourite activities are no longer enjoyable", though those were all maxed out. 

 

This is the way it's always been. I have extremely high DR but no DP symptoms of any kind. I feel like I'm 100% myself, but I feel detached from surroundings. The only decidedly DP symptom that I get is "parts of my body feel as if they didn’t belong to me" very occasionally. 



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Posted 10 October 2019 - 06:30 AM

For those of us for whom these feelings are chronic, it can be hard to answer many of these questions. I guess for those cases I would have to answer “4” for frequency and “6” for duration.
 

 

My thoughts too. That would give 10 points for each question endorsed, making 290 the maximum score.



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Posted 28 October 2019 - 10:56 AM

Hi!

I just found this.  Where did this test come from? Is there a scale to measure your results?



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Posted 07 December 2019 - 09:24 PM

So I just took this but I'm not quite sure how the scoring works. If someone could help me figure out the scoring and the results I would be extremely grateful.

Thanks, SJ



#8 teal

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 04:49 PM

@SJ_ Post it and we may be able to help you. 

@emmiesuz Who made the Cambridge Depersonalization Scale, I don't know, but it is renown DPDR test.

 

In the right VLPFC trial they use the CDS state questionnaire to measure progress. You can find that here. I am about to take it myself. 



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Posted 13 December 2019 - 10:21 AM

Hi!

I just found this.  Where did this test come from? Is there a scale to measure your results?

 

The test came from Sierra and Berrios, two scientists at the University of Cambridge. You can read more about that here.





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