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Diagnosed with Depression and Anxiety But New Problems Are Arising that I’m Not Familiar With

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Lately I’ve been having mood swings where I’ll get really hyped and confident and encouraging and then I’ll get angry and whenever my boyfriend says to calm down it’s like a switch and it’s as if I never felt anything to begin with. At any other point I’m either at a low point or feeling normal/stressed.

I’ve been having out of body experiences every now and then, maybe once a month, sometimes with the genuine belief that I’m dead and then I have to check behind me to make sure I didn’t leave my body behind.

I have grainy vision, like a constant overlay of t.v. static. Sometimes I’ll being doing something normal and the lights get so bright that all I can see is white for a second, then everything is normal. My vision sways. Like the the way a flag moves in the wind. Not all the time, just every now and then. Sometimes I feel fake. Recently I’ve been seeing these random “images” of myself that are really in my head, I guess kind of like an out of body experience.

Sometimes I’m unaware of certain body parts even though I’m looking right at them. Like I can’t feel my foot but I’ll watch it move and It’s as if my mind isn’t processing that my foot is in fact, MY foot.

Since I was little I’ve seen “shadow figures”.My thoughts often uncontrollably repeat themselves. I often feel as if I’m on fast forward or in slow motion. Behind both of those feelings there’s always the thought that I’m running out of time, even if there’s no specific time anything needs to be done. Sometimes I feel like the air is too heavy. I don’t know if any of this is normal. Maybe you can give me some sort of idea on what it might be? Sorry this is so long. Also don’t know if this is significant but all of last year I was smoking marijuana almost all day every day. I haven’t smoked in almost 8 months.

Diagnosed with Depression and Anxiety But New Problems Are Arising that I’m Not Familiar With

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Thank you for writing us about these uncomfortable feelings. It sounds like more than depression may be happening. Since you had the diagnosis by a qualified professional I would encourage you to return that person and let them know that you are having these symptoms. Ultimately, I would recommend interviewing with a psychiatrist, neurologist, or clinical psychologist. These professionals often have various means of evaluating a collection of symptoms and, more importantly, can make recommendations for treatment.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Diagnosed with Depression and Anxiety But New Problems Are Arising that I’m Not Familiar With

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: http://www.dare2behappy.com/. He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Diagnosed with Depression and Anxiety But New Problems Are Arising that I’m Not Familiar With. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 22, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2016/09/06/diagnosed-with-depression-and-anxiety-but-new-problems-are-arising-that-im-not-familiar-with/
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