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I feel like i wont be myself or feel life the same when i recover from anxiety and depersonalization and i fear will lead me to going crazy and suicid?

I feel like i wont be myself or feel life the same when i recover from anxiety and depersonalization and i fear will lead me to going crazy and suicid?

Common Concern: Many people are worried if recovering will make them "a different person." The answer is No. Right now your symptoms are limiting your ability to express all the sides of yourself. as you symptoms decrease, you'll get experience and explore all the wonderful sides of you. Think of it as a fun adventure! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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I keep having horrible anxiety/panic attacks fear of dying. Am i going crazy?

I keep having horrible anxiety/panic attacks fear of dying. Am i going crazy?

People often fear : That they are going crazy when they experience panic attacks. A panic attack doesn't mean that you are crazy but some people can develop feelings as if they are unreal or the world around them isn't real (during a panic attack). Panic attacks are treatable. Get help. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fear of going crazy and odd pain in my head can I take ventab-dx and petrival-beta?

What to do if I have fear of going crazy and odd pain in my head can I take ventab-dx and petrival-beta?

Not D.I.Y. job: Those are not reliable medications and would be VERY risky. If a component of the ventab-dx is albuterol, it could even increase your described symptoms. Other than doing a pleasant, calming activity like non-violent music, reading, film or time in nature or w/ good trusted friends/family this is not a good self-help project. Get to a professional mental health provider ASAP for eval/treatment. ...Read more

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Hey, I have a constant fear of losing control or going crazy. I need reassurance that I am not.?

Hey, I have a constant fear of losing control or going crazy. I need reassurance that I am not.?

Get help: If you're asking this questions here, you might be bothered by what's happening to you. Have you seen a general practitioner to rule out anything medical? Find a psychologist who will help you with figuring out what's triggering your symptoms. You also might want to keep your options open with respect to seeing a psychiatrist and medication eval. ...Read more

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I have anxiety, now my thought process feels it has changed. It's like I have overwhelming thoughts and thoughts of going crazy or losing my mind. ?

I have anxiety, now my thought process feels it has changed. It's like I have overwhelming thoughts and thoughts of going crazy or losing my mind. ?

Generalized anxiety: Ths is more like a statement than a question. It certainly sounds like generalized anxeity. Are you on prescriptions medication or street drugs that could be causing this (meth,stimulants)? Otherwise, I'd first try non addictive medication for anxiety which could include propranolol (if no history of heart rhythm problems, hypotension (low blood pressure), syncope (fainting) or slow pulse. ...Read more

Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more


Decreased Mental Status (Definition)

Decreased or altered mental status is a clinical description of an individual who is not oriented to person, place or time. It can be a symptom of infection, stroke, seizures, or any thing that ...Read more