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Feeling disconnected from reality. Is this early psychosis?

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Mark95

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Hi, i am Mark and i need your advices on my current situation. Since christmas, i am not feeling like myself anymore and it keeps getting worse every week. It all started with a panic attack during wich i felt like i was going crazy. I had highs and lows during a month or two but since a couple of weeks, i am feeling completely disconnected. Everything aroud me seems strange, i stoped drinking because it was making it even worse and i started becoming kind of awkward in social situations when i am usually a funny and easy going guy. I think i might become psychotic really soon... What are your thoughts on it?

Thank you for reading!
 
Matryoschka

Matryoschka

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Hello Mark,

It seems like dissociation to me. I have had this also at times. My therapist said it's common when you experience anxiety or panic attacks, so I don't think it's an early sign of psychosis. I feel dissociated every now and then since 1,5 years. Therapy helped me cope a lot. The dissociation made me feel so anxious that I did not want to leave my house. But after a few months I learned it is nothing to worry about too much. It's because I feel anxious. I would advise you to see a therapist if possible. It really helped me a lot.
 
Lunar Lady

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Hi Mark! Welcome :hug:

Don't think you're necessarily becoming psychotic...I suffer with depression, and in the lows, I feel like I am watching the world through a thick pane of glass. I get withdrawn...don't want to talk...I can't engage fully with life.

The starting point is having an honest conversation with your GP xx
 
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Ian Haines

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I've had this too many times to remember, over the past 50 years and it means very little in the general scheme of coping or getting better. The words "depersonalisation" and "derealisation" would be worth looking up, though.
 
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