I’m excited to have another article published on the NAMI Blog!
It’s about something I never thought I’d ever talk or write about. For me, it was the scariest part of panic disorder.
Derealization and depersonalization.
The best way I can describe it: an out of body experience. My body would feel numb and I’d feel disconnected and disoriented from the world around me. I’d look into a mirror and wonder if it was really me staring back. It was like living in a fog or dream, where things don’t seem real.
I used to worry that if I told anyone, he or she would think I was “crazy.” It wasn’t until years after I recovered from panic disorder, that I found out these symptoms can be part of the illness.
For more on my experience, please click here to read my post on the NAMI Blog.
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