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I thought I was doing better, but things are looking down again. I just feel like I don't know myself anymore. I constantly ask myself, Who am I? I have these thoughts all the time. I have bad anxiety and I think that is whats causing these feelings. I don't feel unreal or anything. I know that everything around me is real. I just lost my sense of who I am/was. This sucks big time. Is this really dp? I am on medication for anxiety and depression, but it seems that they have gone away but my identity is still lost. I just got Janines book Unravelling, and it says the dp can be a symptom of anxiety and depression. I don't know if this is the case for me or not. This all started with a panic attack, and then the anxiety started. A couple days later I started to question who I was. Anyone that can offer advice to me would really be a big help. Thanks for trying to understand me.
 

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Well, the panic attack itself invariably was caused by anxiety. That's what it is...just amplified. You're taking a good first step by reading Unravelling though. Really read it and understand it though, because it speaketh the truth. You're just psychologically impaired right now...that's all. It will get better.

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I definitely think DP is caused by anxiety. It's non specific anxiety that causes your body to try to withdraw into itself (hence DP). It is the same automatic response as fight or flight except ForF is for a specific threat eg see a mugger in an alley and your body psyches you up to run or hit him.

See a previous post of a mine for a fuller explanation - don't have time to retype it!

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