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Can somebody tell me the difference between anxiety and derealisation ?

Cause to me it seems all the same... please ginme ure opinion :)
 

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To me the difference is quite clear. There was a time when i solely suffered from anxiety, then it eventually trigged derealization.

I'm living inside a dreamworld right now, everything looks odd and i can't seem to find a connection with an object nor person. Whereas with anxiety i was flooded with emotions and connections. i felt the world, but it was too much and it made me panic all the time. But when the anxiety/panic stopped i felt better, i felt relief. Nowadays, relief is something i haven't felt for almost over a year.. I'm always inside this dream and i can't find peace at any place whatsoever, mentally nor physically. I'm not even anxious anymore.

I also had dreams, ambitions and hopes while living with anxiety. I could also laugh with friends.

So yes, the difference is quite clear to me. And to be fair, if you experienced both you should know the difference too.
 

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Its complex for me cause my anxiety in the years before DR was always about existential things... so the difference is hard to tell for me. Hope u understand what i say..
 

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But how is pondering about existential questions the same as the feeling of disconnection with your surroundings?

Because DR for me is visible and noticeable. Thoughts are more abstract, but i can imagine your thoughts giving you a dissociated feeling.
 

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DR is an issue of perception. One can experience DR without anxiety. Certain neurological conditions can cause DR. Of course, many people do experience anxiety as a consequence of derealization.

Anxiety is a very vague term referring to all sorts of things; but in generally it is a thought-and-feeling similar in form to nervousness, but to a much stronger degree.
 
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