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Hi,

I went to the site amazon.com and it says that the book Feeling Unreal: Depersonalization Disorder and the Loss of Self will be released in february 2006.... I ordered it and it was saying january 2005. I am deceived :(

Anyway, just to let you know.

Cynthia xxx
 
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I cheked with amazon, and my order is proceed.... should be having this book in january 11-15. Well see...

Cynthia xxx
 
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i just find it kind of i dunno bothersome that people get all excited over something like this.

Like " OMG!!!!!!!!! A NEW BOOK ON DP/DR!!!!!!! OMG !!! OMG!!! OMG!!!" do you think by reading this book that you will be cured? You probably won't even learn too much new information. All of these books say the same thing. I have like 5 Anxiety books and its all the same shit in every one. Great

Its like some of you live for this shit, like DP/DR or whatever is YOUR LIFE. You have become so wrapped up into it that its all you think about. Like when people were talking about that movie or whatever, i was like who gives a fuck. Why would I want to see a movie about this shit? Is it going to make me feel any better? Is it gonna cure or get rid of my problems ?? NO

I am the only one who can help myself really

I am my own worst enemy, like many of you

Half of this medical propaganda theory bullshit is nonsense

Like right now and lately ive felt like a miserable bastard, and if I read this book, its not going to change that.
 

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Well then, man do you folks get me riled up, there's no reason for Dr. Simeon to do any research into this so we can understand this better.???

She has worked for years at Mt. Sinai with Eric Hollander. Maricio Sierra has worked equally as hard at the IoP in London.

Would you rather have them sit on their hands and do nothing?

Absolutely astounding. This is probably the first major book on DP. I am 46 years old, have had this for virtually my entire life, and now there is a book about it, about research. People might start understanding a little bit about what is wrong with us.

Honest to God I don't know what people want here.

Also, I've ordered the book. The ship date is January, 2005. I expect it within a couple of weeks.
 

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I hope you guys let us know if the book comes and how it is. I understand the thing with all the panic/anxiety books are the same but the dp/dr books are different. That information isn't as easily accessible as anxiety info. I know when I read Janines book I was like "wow". I took it in small bites because I didn't want it to aggravate my dr/dp, but it had loads of helpful information. She touched on everything that we go through with dp/dr and it was comforting to know I'm not the only one who has these feelings and thoughts. Dp/dr research is extremely important and the more books and info people can get out there, the better.
 

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Dreamer apologies, didn't mean for you to get so upset...

But the thing is SoulBrotha, despite his semi-irreverent post (and his irreverence can really get under my skin too), has got it right, in general here... I mean, Dreamer, I understand you have suffered from DP/DR etc for longer than most anyone here. But I think the point SB was trying to make was there's a TON of info out there, so you claiming that DP is a misunderstood illness or whatnot isn't entirely accurate. Simply reading Janine's descriptions of dissociative states, how they form, why, etc etc... The theory behind it all is out there, and it makes a bit of sense. So I don't know what kind of research inparticular can be done that will help someone individually (generalization there, and just a belief).

I'm not saying the book will be useless, far from it. Research is always good. But the fact that it will be useless to a majority of people here, well... it's probably a pretty good chance. For an obsessive anxiety ridden individual, I don't believe that a book researching the internal mechanisms and all that jazz is really going to help much... A ton of research has already been done on OCD, anxiety, depression, neurosis of various sorts, blahdity blah, and we all suffer those symptoms as well, so any research specifically zooming in on DP might be little more than novelty.

I don't mean to undermine or dismiss your suffering or anyone elses. I just found it comedic that I am usually irritated by SB's cynical, "why?" posts, but in this instance found his bluntness particularly honest and accurate...

Didn't mean to do any harm. Just had a laugh and congratulated SB for that(I've never ever done that before; I had to give him credit).
 

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Hi Dreamer,
I too have ordered the book and am really looking forward to receiving it. Hopefully the 2005 date is correct! I haven't posted in a while. The site has really changed in the past year or so. The negativity and hopelessness of some individuals really gets me down, so I don't visit very often. I too have been living with this for many years and am anxious to read Dr. Simeon's perspective. After all she is the dp guru! There is hope with dp. It can get better if you don't spend too much time focusing/obsessing on it and do the best you can to get on with your life. That is what has helped me the most. You won't find the answers here on this site. Just information and support from some caring individuals. Others just seem to want to attack and bring people down. I hope the support soon outweighs the negativity and criticism. julie
 
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Hi,

These days I really feel like ANYTIME I write something on med therapy, I get people (some) very angry. I don't want to make people angry but can I post please? Sme info may be helpful for us, like how to cope with this. Maybe the book will tell us how to make dp/dr appear less terryfiing. It's not a simply psychiatrist or psychologist who doesn't care aabout dp/dr aspects, like many in this world. She work on this field and knows a looooot about it, like Janine. She is not a guru, she is not anybody who tells anything, she make trials, tests, all you can imagine, and it's not for fun. It's her work. And if she thought DP wasn't important, she wouldn't work in a DP unit with crazy (lol) people like us.

Many people hee wants DP to be just understood by other, including professionnal. And when some doctors tempt to make a book who will be known, people get frustrated. Come on!!! The worst that can happen is that we already all know what she is saying and that there is no unique cure for DP. But maybe, I say maybe, she can help some!

SB, my life is not into DP/DR, not more than you, by the way. If you weren't bothering about dp/dr, you wouldn't be on this site. Everybody on this site who reads posts and write how much they are tired of dp are concerned by this illness. If people aren't bothering about dp, why are you on this site? To make friends? There is other sites for that.

Sorry but I don't understand ho people reacts here.

Cynthia
 
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I cant even begin to believe that there are people here saying: whats the USE of a book about DP/DR and discussing exactly THAT. It goes beyond my comprehension.

SoulB, maybe you can learn something new by reading it and maybe that will do something for your DP. I bet there are areas in your life you havent really looked at (closely enough) where you have many issues.
 
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By the way, those people (on London and NY) are very smart, I wrote to them many times, and they answered me with accurate information. It's not any doctor who will take the time to do that. That is why I feel that it's great that someone in this world, with Janine :lol: , understand our terror and foggy feeling and all the stuff we live each day. I must say that they helped people get rid of dp, it's cool.

Cynthia xxx
 

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as is my new year's resolution:

read, breathe, smile...(grrrrrrr)

even brought Dreamer out of the woodwork! :lol:
 
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