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What Happens In Anxiety Where You Don’t Feel Real

Anxiety can be a debilitating and overwhelming experience and it is all too common for individuals who suffer from it to feel like they aren’t really functioning in the real world.

This feeling of surrealism can come through many forms—a disconnect between your mental state and physical reality; an out-of-body sensation; feelings notably “off” or dissociated—all of

which ultimately paint a picture of what psychologists refer to as depersonalization disorder. In this post, we will explore what that means, how you might determine if it affect you and what methods may help to manage its symptom.

Dream like state in anxiety disorder

Anxiety can have such profound effect on your life that it is almost like your daily experiences are happening to someone else. This strange, dream-like state can create feeling of being disconnected from the world around you and make it difficult to focus and concentrate.

Your body may feel tense and shaky as fearful thoughts continually run through your head. Your emotions, ranging from sadness and irritability to anger and fatigue, can make any task seem overwhelming.

Anxiety can be disabling but there is help available – reaching out for support from friends and family or seeking professional counseling can help you take back control of your life.

Things get real tough 

Dream-like state anxiety can be incredibly distressing particularly for those trying to conduct their day-to-day activities. Not only does it make it hard to focus on important task and remember simple information but this type of anxiety can also lead to feelings of panic and an inability to comprehend even the most basic daily occurrence.

This often lead to a sense of confusion and disconnect from reality making it extremely tough for people suffering from this condition to live a normal life.

With careful treatment and dedication from both medical professionals and those experiencing this kind of anxiety however, there can be light at the end of the tunnel.

What you can do to help yourself

If you are struggling with dream-like state anxiety know that you’re not alone and there are effective ways to manage the condition. One of the best coping behaviour is to identify and challenge the fears associated with this anxiety and understand that they are unfounded.

Additionally, it can be helpful to avoid sleep deprivation, take supplements if appropriate, practice calming activities such as meditation and yoga, regularly reach out for emotional support perform relaxation techniques such as deep breathing to calm hyperarousal states and engage in rigorous physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day.

When practiced regularly, these measures collectively help to normalize your body’s level of stress hormones and reduce the intensity of dream-like state anxiety.

Although dream-like state can be very frightening and disorienting there are thing you can do to help manage your anxiety disorder.

Self care practices such as exercise, mindfulness, therapy, healthy diets, and speaking with supportive friends and family can make a real difference in alleviating the symptoms of dream-like state anxiety.

Remember that it is important to give yourself peace and understanding during moments of distress while also developing coping skill to help navigate day-to-day life.

It’s hard to feel disconnected from reality when your body is being hijacked by anxiety, but with patience, self-love, and support from others, you can get back to living happily and feeling like yourself again.

Fen Hsuen

Fen Hsuen is a leading voice in the western world when it comes to the masterful art of sound therapy. Originally pursuing high levels of education in neuroscience and pharmacology, she quickly became fascinated by the potential for sound as a healing modality. This interest led her to start brainvalley, one of the first companies to offer online sound therapy courses. Fen is also a psychedelic science advocate, and is well known for her content around health and wellness.

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