I was diagnosed with Major Depression Disorder and Generalized Anxiey Disorder 8 years ago when I was 14. The problem I’m having is that throughout the years, medication helps the depression, but not the anxiety. On and off, for about 5 years now, I’ve experienced feelings of being disconnected from myself as if it’s not me looking out of my eyes yet I know what’s going on around me, I’ll feel as if this isn’t reality and some times I feel aggressive for no reason. I’m terrified that I might snap and I keep crying every day because I no longer know what to do. I’m always afraid that I’m gonna hurt someone or lose control. Any ideas of what could be wrong?
It’s possible that your symptoms are a side effect of your medication or they may be untreated symptoms of your mental illness.
Feelings of aggression may also be a side effect of your medication. Tracking these episodes in a journal might help to uncover their origin. For instance, some people feel particularly irritable and short-tempered when they haven’t slept well or when they are not feeling well. It’s difficult to maintain emotional stability when you’re tired or sick.
If medication is your only form of mental health treatment, then what’s missing might be counseling. Counseling could help you to better manage your moods and behavior. Comprehensive treatment for both major depressive disorders and generalized anxiety disorders typically involves counseling.
I would recommend reporting your symptoms to your prescribing doctor. Perhaps he or she will adjust your medication. An adjustment might help to better control your symptoms. Also consider counseling. Counseling can be quite a powerful tool for depression and anxiety. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle
I’m Not Sure What’s Wrong with Me Anymore
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.
APA Reference Randle, K. (2018). I’m Not Sure What’s Wrong with Me Anymore. Psych Central.
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