Anxiety or other mental health illness?

I constantly feel a like everyone is a stranger to me this is everyday work (worked at the same place for 4 years.) Even family when I am with them I feel emotionless and that I dont know them its like a feeling of being always awkward and on edge. Another thing is Im always Zoning out and feel like I cant control my thoughts. This is stopping me from doing what I want to acheive in life. Makes me miserable. Anyone? Advice please? Ive seen a therapist etc and nothing has helped.

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  • Hi I just wanted to reassure you that you are not alone in feeling the way you do. I too feel exactly the same way as you, I feel like I'm so detached from my surroundings and even my own family and friends. I always feel awkward and very anxious around people. I also feel very unreal. It's such a horrible feeling isn't it? I never feel that I fit in with everyone else. My psychiatrist and therapist call it 'depersonalisation' it's a common symptom of anxiety and I've also suffered from it since I was a very small child due to trauma. I just wanted to say that I'm here if ever you want to talk. Take care, sending you lots of strength from Amanda

  • Yes I am very sure depresonalisation is what causes my symptoms.. I havent really suffered any kind of trauma when I was a child but have always felt different since I can remember. Just seems to be getting worse now

  • Thanks xx

  • you could change your job as a clown do house partys juggle balls make blow up cats dogs tell jokes or put up bounce castles jump up down on them just messing most all jobs f**king drag some people a**e holes to work with but got pay bills a a

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