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Okay... I've mentioned this before but now I'm sure of it. What I think does not cause how I feel. So I guess this CBT therapy my therapist has been trying with me for the last couple years just is not going to work.

So any suggestions? My therapist said that he wrote to some DP specialist and they said CBT is the way to go. I don't know maybe things have changed since then.

I am in a constant state of anxiety... even when I'm not thinking about anything. I'll be completely engrossed in what I'm doing at work and then all the sudden I get this really strong butterflies- in- my -stomach feeling. And it keeps happening throughout the day. Then on the way home I have the 45min drive to handle. And that's like fear the whole time. And then I get home and I still don't feel normal. And I wake up and have to do it all over again and again and again...

I'm going crazy. I hate this trap... I have nothing to hope for except a miraculous cure and that's obviously not gonna happen. I was getting so overwhelmed at work today and the only thing that gave me comfort was that I'm taking a day off Monday so I was thinking maybe after work I could go to the mental hospital and stay there a few days to get some intensive counseling and be back in time so no one would even know.

Okay sorry for venting. But what type of therapies have helped you guys?
 

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If you are in a constant state of anxiety, there are three possibilities only:

- You have a physical illness that has not been diagnosed. One of the symptoms of that illness is anxiety.

- You are afraid of something in your immediate physical environment, such as either a truck that is bearing down on you when you are crossing the street or a lunatic in the next apartment.

- You are afraid of something within your own psyche. Something inside you is causing you to be afraid.

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I recommend going down the list of items with your counselor and dealing with each of them individually until you find the cause.
 

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Well if what you say is true... then it would be that I am afraid of something within my own psyche... cuz I've been diagnosed with anxiety and I'm not afraid of any immediate danger. But how do you know those are the only causes of my feelings?
 

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I don't know anything other than what reason alone causes me to believe to be true. I could only think of three possibilities; can you think of others?

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We could approach it another way; I would ask questions and you would answer:

Q: Are you anxious?
PD: Yes, I think so.
Q: Are you being threatened by something physical in your environment?
PD: No.
Q: Where is the thing that is threatening you?
PD: _______________________
 

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[quote name="peacedove"] cuz I've been diagnosed with anxiety and I'm not afraid of any immediate danger.

Im the same. Im not affraid of immediate danger yet im Agrophobic and very rareley leave the house at the moment. Ask me to jump out of a plane, bungee jump ( which I've done) and I have no problems. It's seems pretty pathetic then when I tell people that I can't leave the house!!
 
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