Depersonalization-Techniques for overcoming
Hi! I have been suffering from the same feelings alot of people on this board have, feelings of unreality. I have just about come back to feeling like I used to 10 years ago when this horrible nightmare began! I think I may be able to help some of you with some techniques and thoughts I have about this horrible feeling!
I self diagnosed myself with social anxiety and panic disorder before seeking the help of a therapist and also found out from him that I have GAD. I Believe that alot of the cause of me ending up with these feelings and disorder was due to the fact that I quit smoking marijuana and began drinking alot of coffee and taking stimulant tablets, I believ that what happenned is that I went from feeling mellow, which is what marijuana does to feeling high strung and anxious from the caffein? Another contributing factor was what is knownas culture shock, I had moved toa new city where people were not friendly, I believe that this was the start of my social nxiety problem as it would relate to my eventual depersonalization? I have lways been shy but became afraid when I moved to this town becaUSE PEOPLE WERE REALLY RUDE AND UNFRIENDLY!
I am going to now share techniques I have utilized in overcoming depersonalization. What is anxiety? You arealways in a hurry! You are anxious.......you are always in a hurry.......right? FORCE yourself to slow down and find ways to relax, therapists can help with this. Medication helped me, I took it for about 2 years and am currently off of it with no intentions of going back! Sleep is a natural healer I actually used sleep therapy where If I got up and was tired 3 hours later I would go back to sleep........thank God my job allowed me that flexibility <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif"> Try not to worry, I was worrying about everything, keep telling yourself not to worry, over and over! Face yor fear.......if you have social anxiety once you overcome you fear you will overcome depersonalization that is created by social anxiety. I read a book by claire Weekes called hope and help for your nerves, It is GREAT and explains how to overcome depersonalization. I am tired now but will continue if I get an interest? Bye Jerry