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Hey everyone, I'm new here, but glad I found other existentialist nutbars like myself to empathize with. I'm fairly new to this-always have been a worrier and hypochodriac-but everyone here has that 'deep-mindedness' syndrome going on without doubt. We're victims of ourselves, our own curiosity, our own perpetual desire to 'figure it out'. I see so many patterns here, it's almost humorous. Beautiful, eloquent writers, philosphers, artists, etc. The majority of us in here, I believe are what make life worth living for so many others. You should all know that this is the way people see you, despite our worry. Hell, I even have my current girlfriend, because she 'likes the way I think' Back in 4th grade I was awarded 'most inquisitive' at the end of the year. By the time I was seventeen I had already discovered Buddhism and had gone through enough existentialist rubbish to last a lifetime. Now, it's back right? Remember though-the condition exists not as this 'spooky' kind inexplicable 'altered state', it exists because we're all predisposed to anxiety, worry, and inadvertently curiosity for whatever reason. Even those of you that are suffering after drug use. We're simply caught at a higher degree of worry than everyone else-like hyperworry. And if there's a way in, there's a way out, but it shouldn't be ignored. This is YOUR life, regardless of how wierd and uncontrollable it feels. YOURS. To the Buddhists and existentialists: It's all rubbish. You're experiencing an anxiety disorder, not a fateful, oh-so-important, perpetual koan. Internalize what you've seen instead of letting it control you. Has anyone experimented with The Linden Method? I'd like to know. Thanks, doubleplusgood.
 
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I haven't, and i'm curious as to what it might be because i've only tried the drink myself into oblivion method.
 
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Ziggo, well, it was the first thing I found that made sense when I was addressing my anxiety issue a few months ago. You can easily google it and there's loads on it. Of course, I'm not sure if it's a total scam, but it has been recommended just about everyone in the professional field. The jist is that there's an actual 'switch' in the amygdala that gets flicked at the wrong times. It's designed for panic/anxiety sufferers, but Linden believes that DP and DR are side-effects of anxiety and OCD that will apparently instantly be cleared forever by this method. Hey, it's worth a try. Everyone needs to recognize that DP/DR is physiologic state/imbalance and not the hoodoo BS that it feels like. I've almost totally come out of DP/DR in the span of 2 weeks using my own dietary/excercise/goal oriented thing. Point is, the issue requires a total paradigm shift. Everyone is concerned they'll never feel like 'themselves' again, but I doubt many of us were really as 'enthused about life' as we lead on. I'd wager more of us were already prone to social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, depression, shyness, etc. Forget about getting that person back. In order to completely overcome DP/DR, you have to overcome the symptoms that led you there in the first place. I did the 'drinking until blacked-out on friend's couch' for five years. Ok, I was in a band in college, but that's no excuse. Alcohol only makes it ten times worse by effing with your nervous system, ecoli balance, colon (directly affects emotions and stress levels through blood toxicity (more nerve damage) AND glucose levels which are responsible for more mental health issues than ANYTHING in the US today. I would get with AA or something, and take a proactive approach, even though it may suck TOTAL ASS for a few months.
 
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Yeah, i understand that going through a total physical detox would really help. I did that over the summer...i lifted weights and played football, basketball, tennis, etc everyday. I took my vitamins and avoided sugar and caffeine. Now i'm back as an undergrad and i've slipped into alcoholism and taken a few other drugs. Smoke cigs way too much, don't exercise, and my grades are beyond poor. I'm looking for a solution, but i'm just feeding the problem. I think once my situation changes for the better, i'll be able to start from scratch again. I need to stop creating big holes for myself.
 
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