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Since getting DR I feel really weird about my emotions and I dont know how to handle them. Like for example right now I think I feel happy or inspired or something? And I literally want to go to the hospital because I think I'm having some sort of catastrophic brain event or losing my mind because I don't understand these feelings lmao. I know it's absurd; imagine walking into the ER and telling them you want to admit yourself for feeling too positive. But for some reason it triggers terrible anxiety in me. Any advice for this? Or anybody who can relate?
 

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Holy shit same. I thought it was just me. I will admit based on how you describe it I dont think I have it as bad. I dont think my brain has malfunctioned. but I feel like the only explanation for any positive feelings I have is that im so disconnected from myself that im in some illusory emotional state that doesnt even belong to me, like the emotions dont feel authentic
 

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This is interesting and i sort of relate. I would always "selfsabotage" when i felt good/things were okay for a while.
This probably isnt just some random thing but you might addociate happyness with unsafety.
Maybe something really bad happened unexpectedly when things were good/you were happy.
So your brain now anticipates smth like that happening again.
For me it was my parents splitting up when i was a kid
 

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Hello

Could it be, that happiness is a feeling, rather than a thought or something cognitive that can be thought through and rationalized?

And since fear and anxiety have much to do with thinking, analyzing and calculating risks, problems, issues and looking for a solution, the moment happiness and the feeling of being content come up, the overthinking part of the mind simply gets startled when it cannot think and logically rationalize through that feeling?

Sorry for the awfully long sentences ;)
 
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