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Huh. I actually re-made this thread from one that was archived before I got a chance to reply to it earlier since it hit way too close to home, and my friend that I asked about it said pretty much the same thing (that I was likely dissociating.)
I have pretty bad anxiety that I've learned to pretty much just deal with? And I don't -believe- I'm depressed, but there are times where my anxiety can get too overwhelming and I sort of just "shut down" and don't process emotions for a few days, and then everything builds up and spills out at once, at which point I resume the normal ebb and flow of functioning "normally" and keeping my anxiety in check.
Also, I've never been to a therapist or psychiatrist. I think that may be in the cards for the future, however, since my anxiety has taken a sharp uptick since starting college and I don't know if it's particularly healthy to feel this way all the time.>You're not crazy, this is just an unfortunate part of mental illness.
Y'know, when I was younger, I unfortunately subscribed to the "mental illness boogeyman" i.e. that people with mental illness were "not normal" or "bad" even. The realization that mental illness can manifest like this is sobering to a degree, yet also makes me angry that it's still so demonized in modern society. :/