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Do You Ever Feel Detached From Reality ?

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Last Updated: 11/18/2020 at 12:00am
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September 7th, 2015 10:10pm
Yes, its also very common with anxiety. You should try grounding techniques, its a means of getting out of that detachment and accepting that you are here and that everything is still happening around you.
April 3rd, 2015 11:34pm
For a long time i felt extremely unattached from reality. Depression and anxiety caused this in me, It is very hard to get out of if you've been feeling that for a long time. With motivation, determination, coping skills, etc. It can be overcomed.
December 28th, 2015 11:10pm
Yes I do. Sometimes, I just feel that I am not made to be here. It's rough. I lose concentration and stare in the blank space trying to catch up with my past, and the reality just stops.
February 24th, 2018 2:46am
I’ve been feeling like that a lot lately, I don’t know what’s triggered it because I haven’t felt like this in a long time. I think it’s the depression and anxiety doing it for me, but it makes me feel like I’m going insane and I hate it
June 7th, 2015 10:43pm
Yes I do! All the time. Actually right now I do. Its really hard to feel that way. I try different things to bring myself back. Like changing my environment to somewhere I have never been before really helps.
June 17th, 2015 11:03pm
Yes, sometimes. I personally have an alternate personality, and when she is in complete control, I feel like I am in a coma- so barely feeling at all. Detached describes it well. Waking back up can be a slow, difficult process.
December 22nd, 2015 9:57am
I have. Sometimes I'll sit down after washing the dishes and I'd space out until I can't feel my fingers. There's probably another word for that kind of experience, but yeah. I do.
June 5th, 2015 10:36am
Yes it can happen especially when you happen to encounter a sad or traumatic event and can lead you to dissociate yourself from reality.
February 9th, 2015 11:48pm
When I fall into a low spot with my depression I feel like my problems aren't real, that they can't be real.
January 18th, 2016 1:01pm
yes actually , most of the time i try to focus on some thing like my study but within a minute i find my self thinking about stars or friends .......
January 25th, 2015 12:52am
Yes, especially when reality bites. Sometimes it is better to just look away and try to imagine yourself in a far away land where heartaches, depression, anxiety, physical pains and anguish do not exist.
January 8th, 2018 7:53pm
I do, it normally happens during a depressive episode or after an anxiety attack. Sometimes it'll happen for no reason, but it seems to be connected to overwhelming emotional experiences
May 29th, 2018 7:53am
Yes. Most of the time I face this when I have too much to think about or that Im so stressed that I just disconnect from the world and hopefully my problems
January 1st, 2018 2:41am
Yes of course, I think we all experience this at some point in our lives. It's how we deal with that that's important.
November 18th, 2020 12:00am
Absolutely I feel detached from reality at times. I dissociate, and it can feel like an intense daydream, or like that reality is in the present. When this happens, I have to get space. That can be so frustrating for me. I want to connect and be around people, and when I am not feeling attached to myself and to the present, it is not possible to do. Cold water, whether drinking or splashing my face, helps. I thought dissociating was only for soldiers with PTSD. That is not true, though. PTSD can look different to a lot of people.