Depersonalization after withdrawal from cannabis usage

E. Shufman*, A. Lerner, E. Witztum

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The phenomenon of depersonalization during cannabis usage (intoxication) is commonly known. However, its appearance after drug stoppage is relatively unknown. This article reviews the literature on depersonalization after cannabis withdrawal and discusses three representing cases demonstrating the severity of the problem. Clinical features are described as well as effects on functioning and the long-term nature of this disorder. The treatment approach in each case is also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-251
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Anxiety
  • Cannabis
  • Depersonalization
  • Treatment
  • Withdrawal


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