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Published:April 6th, 2011 19:43 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Jeff Abugel, Author of Stranger To My Self: Inside Depersonalization: The Hidden Epidemic

Judyth Piazza chats with Jeff Abugel, Author of Stranger To My Self: Inside Depersonalization: The Hidden Epidemic

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Jeffrey Abugel runs a nonprofit online community for DPD sufferers at www.depersonalization.info. His previous book, written with Daphne Simeon MD, called Feeling Unreal,is regarded as a seminal work on Depersonalization Disorder.

A medical journalist who has written hundreds of articles, Abugel is author of a new book, Stranger to My Self: Inside Depersonalization, the Hidden Epidemic, synthesizing the latest DPD research with data gathered while hosting a depersonalization website for nearly a decade.

Facts:
·       In 2010, nearly 1 in 4 high school seniors (23.8%) had used illicit drugs in the past month.
·       Among high school and college students, use of marijuana and "club drugs," such as LSD, Ecstasy, Salvia, and Ketamine, are the highest they`ve been since the NIDA started keeping records 35 years ago.
·       Self-rated emotional health for incoming first-year college students is at its lowest point since the question was first asked 25 years ago in 1985.

More Information: www.depersonalization.info