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Depersonalisation and derealisation: assessment and management

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j745 (Published 23 March 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j745
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Re: Depersonalisation and derealisation: assessment and management

Although there may be other reasons for someone to present with depersonalisation and/or derealisation, depression is a serious possibility and should not be forgotten; it is probably a good idea to check and to always ask (gently) whether your patient is suffering with suicidal thoughts.

Competing interests: No competing interests

01 April 2017
Peter Balfour
Addiction Psychiatrist
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6 Oaken Street, Ashton-u-Lyne, Lancs OL7 9NS