Out of His Body: A Case of Depersonalization Disorder

by Carol W. Berman, M.D.


Dr. Anders* felt frightened of Tony* from the very first time she met him. Fear was the least prevalent feeling that this well-seasoned psychiatrist experienced when dealing with patients. However, something about the tall, emaciated, 42-year-old was unsettling. He shuffled into her small, private office like a much older man would. Dr. Anders directed him to sit in the comfortable, black leather chair across from her. After slowly removing his charcoal-colored, tweed jacket that…

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