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Hey y'all. Has anyone experienced an empty head with no thoughts? For the past 6 months I've been dealing with a blank mind all day. I feel like a zombie - someone on autopilot mode with no direction. It's a debilitating condition, and to anyone who's been through it I sympathize with you. It really is the worst 馃檨. I can't socialize with people, barely function in school, and have trouble getting in job applications. I've seen a psychiatrist and multiple therapists and have not found much helpful advice. Does anyone have any tips for someone with a blank mind? Anything helps here.
 

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Blank mind is kind of subjective experience that only causes problems if you obsess over it. I'm sure something real is happening in the brain to cause such symptoms but you have to ask yourself what problems is it really causing you. People will say they can't do anything on account of blank mind but these are often people who don't try to get employment, enroll in classes, or frankly do much of anything. Many are suffering from depression and anxiety.

Since you're having real problems in your life "I can't socialize with people, barely function in school, and have trouble getting in job applications," I think it could be a good idea to figure out very precisely what is going wrong, and how the problem might be remedied. Many people from DPSH become overwhelmed and then don't do anything for hours at a time, functioning just breaks down for a time. I'm somebody who does this, loses hours of the day not really relaxing but just staring into space and wandering in my mind. It can be very challenging to maintain functioning with a disorder, compounding with the stresses of life most people go through.

Tell me if I'm wrong but I think most people have some idea of what would make them feel better. Sometimes people orient themselves towards obsessions or misguided goals but basically who am I to tell you what will make you feel better? I can only make suggestions based on if you volunteer more information and my suggestions can also be wrong.

I'm sorry therapists and psychiatrists have been useless in regards to depersonalization. In my experience psychiatrists usually change the subject and therapists will default to some simplistic notion like coping skills. Coping skills can be helpful but basically there's no proven protocol to fully alleviate depersonalization. The best results come from improving overall physical and mental health but even then chronic depersonalization has a nasty habit of sticking around no matter what. The severity can and often does fluctuate, getting worse in times of more severe stress.
 

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Blank mind is kind of subjective experience that only causes problems if you obsess over it. I'm sure something real is happening in the brain to cause such symptoms but you have to ask yourself what problems is it really causing you. People will say they can't do anything on account of blank mind but these are often people who don't try to get employment, enroll in classes, or frankly do much of anything. Many are suffering from depression and anxiety.

Since you're having real problems in your life "I can't socialize with people, barely function in school, and have trouble getting in job applications," I think it could be a good idea to figure out very precisely what is going wrong, and how the problem might be remedied. Many people from DPSH become overwhelmed and then don't do anything for hours at a time, functioning just breaks down for a time. I'm somebody who does this, loses hours of the day not really relaxing but just staring into space and wandering in my mind. It can be very challenging to maintain functioning with a disorder, compounding with the stresses of life most people go through.

Tell me if I'm wrong but I think most people have some idea of what would make them feel better. Sometimes people orient themselves towards obsessions or misguided goals but basically who am I to tell you what will make you feel better? I can only make suggestions based on if you volunteer more information and my suggestions can also be wrong.

I'm sorry therapists and psychiatrists have been useless in regards to depersonalization. In my experience psychiatrists usually change the subject and therapists will default to some simplistic notion like coping skills. Coping skills can be helpful but basically there's no proven protocol to fully alleviate depersonalization. The best results come from improving overall physical and mental health but even then chronic depersonalization has a nasty habit of sticking around no matter what. The severity can and often does fluctuate, getting worse in times of more severe stress.
Thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately I don't have many purposeful activities that make me feel better. I watch movies but even then I feel empty. Mustering the energy to exercise is very difficult. You're spot on with me becoming overwhelmed and functioning just breaks down. The problem is when I have no thoughts how am I supposed to figure out what my next steps are? It might be slightly repetitive of my first post, but here are a few more symptoms/day to day routines

Emptiness in my head
difficulty coming up with what to say
difficulty with decision making
persistent headache
emotional numbness
difficulty comprehending what people mean when they speak
memory loss (short and long term)

I thought maybe just typing out my issues would make me feel better about my situation, but unfortunately I just feel the same. I wait everyday hoping something will change but it's all the same. I'm just so tired. Again, thanks for the response, it's nice to know there are people who care enough to write back.
 

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Thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately I don't have many purposeful activities that make me feel better. I watch movies but even then I feel empty. Mustering the energy to exercise is very difficult. You're spot on with me becoming overwhelmed and functioning just breaks down. The problem is when I have no thoughts how am I supposed to figure out what my next steps are? It might be slightly repetitive of my first post, but here are a few more symptoms/day to day routines

Emptiness in my head
difficulty coming up with what to say
difficulty with decision making
persistent headache
emotional numbness
difficulty comprehending what people mean when they speak
memory loss (short and long term)

I thought maybe just typing out my issues would make me feel better about my situation, but unfortunately I just feel the same. I wait everyday hoping something will change but it's all the same. I'm just so tired. Again, thanks for the response, it's nice to know there are people who care enough to write back.
That's a good acknowledgement, that you don't have an idea what will make you feel happy and fulfilled. Maybe you'll remember something that you care about in the past, or come up with a new idea. That's something to try and figure out. It'll probably take more than just a forum post or watching a movie to feel whole again. I'd also suggest not making happiness and fulfillment contingent on chronic depersonalization going away.
 

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so you dont remember entirely anything?
I can remember what I did yesterday (sometimes the day before) but I don't remember specific details
Example:

Yesterday I went to class, took notes, read a book, posted and read on this forum

I don't remember
what my teachers talked about, the notes I took, the what I read in the book, what I learned on the forum

Any suggestions?
 

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Hey y'all. Has anyone experienced an empty head with no thoughts? For the past 6 months I've been dealing with a blank mind all day. I feel like a zombie - someone on autopilot mode with no direction. It's a debilitating condition, and to anyone who's been through it I sympathize with you. It really is the worst 馃檨. I can't socialize with people, barely function in school, and have trouble getting in job applications. I've seen a psychiatrist and multiple therapists and have not found much helpful advice. Does anyone have any tips for someone with a blank mind? Anything helps here.
Do have anyway where I can contact yo bro, I feel like I鈥檓 going through the same thing it鈥檚 been 5 weeks for me
Hey y'all. Has anyone experienced an empty head with no thoughts? For the past 6 months I've been dealing with a blank mind all day. I feel like a zombie - someone on autopilot mode with no direction. It's a debilitating condition, and to anyone who's been through it I sympathize with you. It really is the worst 馃檨. I can't socialize with people, barely function in school, and have trouble getting in job applications. I've seen a psychiatrist and multiple therapists and have not found much helpful advice. Does anyone have any tips for someone with a blank mind? Anything helps here.
Hey y'all. Has anyone experienced an empty head with no thoughts? For the past 6 months I've been dealing with a blank mind all day. I feel like a zombie - someone on autopilot mode with no direction. It's a debilitating condition, and to anyone who's been through it I sympathize with you. It really is the worst 馃檨. I can't socialize with people, barely function in school, and have trouble getting in job applications. I've seen a psychiatrist and multiple therapists and have not found much helpful advice. Does anyone have any tips for someone with a blank mind? Anything helps here.
 

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I don't remember
what my teachers talked about, the notes I took, the what I read in the book, what I learned on the forum
believe me normal people also just remember whats necessary. you try to remember everything right now to prove yourself that youre okay.
 
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Hey y'all. Has anyone experienced an empty head with no thoughts? For the past 6 months I've been dealing with a blank mind all day. I feel like a zombie - someone on autopilot mode with no direction. It's a debilitating condition, and to anyone who's been through it I sympathize with you. It really is the worst 馃檨. I can't socialize with people, barely function in school, and have trouble getting in job applications. I've seen a psychiatrist and multiple therapists and have not found much helpful advice. Does anyone have any tips for someone with a blank mind? Anything helps here.
Hey y'all. Has anyone experienced an empty head with no thoughts? For the past 6 months I've been dealing with a blank mind all day. I feel like a zombie - someone on autopilot mode with no direction. It's a debilitating condition, and to anyone who's been through it I sympathize with you. It really is the worst 馃檨. I can't socialize with people, barely function in school, and have trouble getting in job applications. I've seen a psychiatrist and multiple therapists and have not found much helpful advice. Does anyone have any tips for someone with a blank mind? Anything helps here.
Do u have anyway where I can contact you bro, I been going thru the same thing it鈥檚 been 5 weeks for me馃挴
 
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