Why do I feel detached from everyone and everything around me? Can it be cured just by therapy without medicines?Last Updated - Fri, Mar 16 2018
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In April 2016, I finally had an MRI and nothing was found to be wrong. However, that night I went to sleep but I had racing thoughts. I immediately thought that I had some mental illness. I became really scared. From then onward, I began googling symptoms of mental illnesses and seemed to be developing those symptoms. I began feeling very detached from everyone and everything around me.
Then I began being scared of random noises and especially inanimate objects making noises scared me - almost as if they had become real. For the past few days, I began to have or at least began to believe I had paranoia regarding people and things. Any random word would cause an uneasy feeling of suspicion even though I knew it was stupid of me to feel this way.
Clearly I am having paranoid delusions but also seemed to know that I was having delusions and could fight them and easily dismiss them. Besides when I was distracted or working, nothing happened. My sleep continues to be bad and I wake up many times a day and also experience false awakenings and sleep paralysis. What is happening to me? Is there any way therapy alone and not medication can cure this?
Surely a Psychologist's therapy will benefit you and meanwhile you may require medication for first couple of weeks to rid your mind of delusions, paranoia and open it up for accepting truth and real facts and put you at ease for therapy. I hope you don't ignore this health problem and seek professional help either locally or consult an online psychologist at JustDoc.
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