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I think the memory issues in DPD patients is most likely some aspect of an attentional deficit. Perhaps nonstop preoccupation with the self, or the condition afflicting it, conflicts with memories as they are being formed. Some discussion of possible cortical misconnections is included in Feeling Unreal and Stranger to My Self and may also play a role in what you have discovered. It will be interesting to see if anyone else has some comments/observations about this.