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Anxiety, depression, derealization.. Books? Tips?

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Retaw

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Hi everyone,

I’m 20 years old and I suffer from generalized anxiety, depression and derealization for 3 years now, but I had symptoms before that as well.

I’m pretty much in the lowest point of my life where I almost can’t function at all. I am 24/7 struggling with it. I’ve no structure at all and I almost don’t leave my house. It started off with just anxiety attacks, but now 3 years later there comes a lot of other weird symptoms with it as well. Because I’ve no structure at all in my life, I try to seek for distraction whole days long and I have days where I’m starring at screens all day long. I know it’s bad and I feel like it makes it worse, but I’ve not much else to do. I’ve been in therapy for a 2 years, but they kicked me out, because they couldn’t help me anymore. I’m looking for something else now. Medicines makes things worse for me, because I have extreme fear of losing control and doing stuff that can’t be turned back. Is this really anxiety disorder related btw? I may think it could be ptsd as well, but I’m not sure.. I’m been abused for 10 years and although I don’t have flashbacks, I think it might be still in my unconscious mind. I’ve extremly low confidence. Had it my entire life.

I wonder if there are some books that could help me out? At least it let me stay away from the screens a bit more. I would love to hear some suggestions!
 
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baileys

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Hi Retaw...I found The happiness trap a good book to read. Its an effective book giving advice on changing thoughts and behaviours. I just brought the pocket version which I found fun and easy to read but they also do a full version too. I usually lose interest in these types of books quickly but I managed to read this one to the end.
 
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LadyDomino

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This is the only book I've managed to actually get through about depression etc.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Reasons-St...=matthew+haig&qid=1563530446&s=gateway&sr=8-1

Matthew Haig writes from his own experiences and how he deals with life on a day to day basis. He also includes his list of 40 concepts that help him keep going. I copied that list onto my mobile and try to look at the list in the dark times, sometimes it helps.
 
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treasurebox

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Hi everyone,

I’m 20 years old and I suffer from generalized anxiety, depression and derealization for 3 years now, but I had symptoms before that as well.

I’m pretty much in the lowest point of my life where I almost can’t function at all. I am 24/7 struggling with it. I’ve no structure at all and I almost don’t leave my house. It started off with just anxiety attacks, but now 3 years later there comes a lot of other weird symptoms with it as well. Because I’ve no structure at all in my life, I try to seek for distraction whole days long and I have days where I’m starring at screens all day long. I know it’s bad and I feel like it makes it worse, but I’ve not much else to do. I’ve been in therapy for a 2 years, but they kicked me out, because they couldn’t help me anymore. I’m looking for something else now. Medicines makes things worse for me, because I have extreme fear of losing control and doing stuff that can’t be turned back. Is this really anxiety disorder related btw? I may think it could be ptsd as well, but I’m not sure.. I’m been abused for 10 years and although I don’t have flashbacks, I think it might be still in my unconscious mind. I’ve extremly low confidence. Had it my entire life.

I wonder if there are some books that could help me out? At least it let me stay away from the screens a bit more. I would love to hear some suggestions!
You are important and you have it in you to be anxiety free and get out of depression. You can be happy once again. Choose to be happy because you can. Happiness is a choice. So decide to be happy.

A good book to read is BE HAPPY AGAIN ebook.
 
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