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Hi, all.

I'm just looking for a little reassurance. Personally, I feel like I'm going crazy. I know DP /DR...feeling like everything is not real or questioning its validity.

However, recently I keep having these thoughts wondering why people look the way they do and it's freaking me out that I look the way I do, my loved ones look the way they do and animals look the way they do. It also freaks me out that our brains control everything and it's gotten to the point where I can't look at someone without thinking "that person's just a walking brain and so am I. Everything I say, do or think is all governed by a brain" and it's seriously freaking me out. I feel like crawling out of my skin.

Am I going totally nuts? Or is this DP/DR? I've been trying to implement CBT to these thoughts, but they feel so overwhelming that it's hard; almost like I'm beginning to see things in a way that no one else can see and how the hell do I go back to not panicking over being in a human body and being controlled by a brain. Also, if I think too much about how the human body functions, it freaks me out.

Okay..I'm really sounding crazy now, I'll stop typing lol.

Help? Is this DP/DR or am I becoming delusional or something?
 

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Hi, all.

I'm just looking for a little reassurance. Personally, I feel like I'm going crazy. I know DP /DR...feeling like everything is not real or questioning its validity.

However, recently I keep having these thoughts wondering why people look the way they do and it's freaking me out that I look the way I do, my loved ones look the way they do and animals look the way they do. It also freaks me out that our brains control everything and it's gotten to the point where I can't look at someone without thinking "that person's just a walking brain and so am I. Everything I say, do or think is all governed by a brain" and it's seriously freaking me out. I feel like crawling out of my skin.

Am I going totally nuts? Or is this DP/DR? I've been trying to implement CBT to these thoughts, but they feel so overwhelming that it's hard; almost like I'm beginning to see things in a way that no one else can see and how the hell do I go back to not panicking over being in a human body and being controlled by a brain. Also, if I think too much about how the human body functions, it freaks me out.

Okay..I'm really sounding crazy now, I'll stop typing lol.

Help? Is this DP/DR or am I becoming delusional or something?
Deffinetly 100 percent Dp/dr. And I struggled with the same thing for months until it started fading and sometimes it tried to creep up again and I block it. It's so disturbing and I also thought I was going bat shit crazy. This hell really messes with your head... BIG TIME
 

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Thanks so much, Cat! I'm trying so hard to have the "fuck it" attitude. And I'm starting to get that attitude with the DP/DR. But these weird human body, brain, weird, crazy thoughts are making me think maybe, just maybe, there's something else going on. Like...I can't connect with anyone anymore because I just picture them as a walking brain. It's freaking horrifying.

On another note, I got in contact with the psychologist who wrote a book on CBT for intrusive thoughts. I explained all of my symptoms to him and the thoughts I was having and he told me I was exhibiting common signs of something known as existential OCD, or EOCD. He told me to apply the technique in his book and to find someone local who specializes specifically in OCD treatment, but it's not easy living in the sticks. The nearest OCD specialist is an hour and 45 minutes away :(

Thanks again, Cat. I'm going to keep trying to apply the CBT method to these thoughts.
 

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Hi, all.

I'm just looking for a little reassurance. Personally, I feel like I'm going crazy. I know DP /DR...feeling like everything is not real or questioning its validity.

However, recently I keep having these thoughts wondering why people look the way they do and it's freaking me out that I look the way I do, my loved ones look the way they do and animals look the way they do. It also freaks me out that our brains control everything and it's gotten to the point where I can't look at someone without thinking "that person's just a walking brain and so am I. Everything I say, do or think is all governed by a brain" and it's seriously freaking me out. I feel like crawling out of my skin.

Am I going totally nuts? Or is this DP/DR? I've been trying to implement CBT to these thoughts, but they feel so overwhelming that it's hard; almost like I'm beginning to see things in a way that no one else can see and how the hell do I go back to not panicking over being in a human body and being controlled by a brain. Also, if I think too much about how the human body functions, it freaks me out.

Okay..I'm really sounding crazy now, I'll stop typing lol.

Help? Is this DP/DR or am I becoming delusional or something?
Deffinetly 100 percent Dp/dr. And I struggled with the same thing for months until it started fading and sometimes it tried to creep up again and I block it. It's so disturbing and I also thought I was going bat shit crazy. This hell really messes with your head... BIG TIME
 
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