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…and i am not in control of my own actions. I’ve been struggling with this for a while now but its recently gotten worse. I feel as though nothing is real. That I am not in control of my actions. I will find myself doing something that I did not consciously decide to do, and have a hard time believing that I am real. I have developed many theories such as the matrix being real, aliens, and even that I am in hell forced to relive the same thing over and over with no free will. I do not know what is wrong with me, but am desperately looking for any help I can get.

Feeling As Though Nothing Is Real

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You may be experiencing disassociation, derealization and possibly delusions. They are signs that something is wrong. I would encourage you to be evaluated by a mental health professional. It is important to seek treatment as soon as possible because your symptoms seem to be growing progressively worse.

Make an appointment with either a psychiatrist or a psychotherapist. You may want to start by getting a referral from your primary care physician. If you do not have access to a primary care physician, then call your local community mental health center or the health department for a referral. Medication could also help to significantly decrease or possibly eliminate your symptoms.

In the meantime, surround yourself with individuals who can help you stay grounded in reality. Do you have a friend or loved one who you can call when your symptoms feel overwhelming? If so, utilize that support. I wish you the best of luck. Please take care.

Dr. Kristina Randle

Feeling As Though Nothing Is Real

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist and Assistant Professor of Social Work and Forensics with extensive experience in the field of mental health. She works in private practice with adults, adolescents and families. Kristina has worked in a large array of settings including community mental health, college counseling and university research centers.

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Randle, K. (2018). Feeling As Though Nothing Is Real. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 22, 2019, from
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