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Psychosis or anxiety

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PaigeTWoods

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Hi guys, I posted this on the anxiety page already but maybe someone on here might be able to shed some light.

I am suffering really bad but from what I don’t know. It’s either anxiety/depression or psychosis. Either way I’m terrified.

Had a bad year last year and been on and off antidepressants since then, never felt well.

Now I have these strong strong feelings that I don’t know who I am, I panic when I look in the mirror, my memories feel like a strangers, I worry I have imagined my whole life and I’m not even real. That has to be psychosis right? I have it 24/7 and it’s getting stronger and stronger despite upping the antidepressants.

I have no life at all, I am just petrified and hopeless. I can’t imagine ever being able to unthink what I’m thinking now and I fear the only conclusion is having a total psychotic break.

Please share your opinion I am desperate for answers. Seeing a psychiatrist in 2 weeks but I am so scared to even go there.
 
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I wouldn’t worry about psychosis just yet. It may be something called depersonalisation which can happen with severe anxiety. You will only worry yourself more if you think you have psychosis so wait till the pdoc does the evaluation. It could be that something as simple as mindfulness could help you.
 
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I wouldn’t worry about psychosis just yet. It may be something called depersonalisation which can happen with severe anxiety. You will only worry yourself more if you think you have psychosis so wait till the pdoc does the evaluation. It could be that something as simple as mindfulness could help you.
Thanks Daffy, been trying mindfulness for a long time but to no avail, kinda gave up on that. You’re right I shouldn’t worry till I see someone, just wondering if anyone felt the same way and what I turned out to be for them. Thanks.
 
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Read up on depersonalisation or deralisation it may put you mind at rest. It’s quite common with anxiety even this it’s frightening at the time
 
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Read up on depersonalisation or deralisation it may put you mind at rest. It’s quite common with anxiety
Thanks Daffy I think I’ve read every site for every mental illness possible at this stage 😂 I’ve had depersonalization for about 10months it’s just lately it has been so extreme that I feel I’m totally losing touch with reality.
 
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