Life on Autopilot: A Guide to Living with Depersonalization Disorder (Paperback)
Drawing on the author's experience of depersonalization disorder (DPD), this book aims to provide support, understanding and advice on how to manage everyday life with DPD.With insight from respected figures in the field and those with lived experience, the book details the depersonalization experience, from what it is to the impact it has on everyday life. It also offers coping strategies and practical, positive advice for seeking professional treatment. In both the public and clinical spheres, awareness of DPD is low and it takes an average of 7-12 years to diagnose. This is therefore a much-needed resource, illuminating the experience of those living with this disorder and providing guidance on getting help.
Joe Perkins has had DPD since 2008, like many, researching his symptoms online before seeking an official diagnosis. He is on the board of Unreal, the UK's first DPD Charity, runs the YouTube Channel, DPD Diaries and has spoken publicly about his experiences. He is based in Bristol, UK.