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I have suffered from panic attacks on occasion. The worst

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I have suffered from panic attacks on occasion. The worst feeling is of derealization/depersonalization. It's an issue when walking from the car to a store. What is the reason for this embarassing and debilitating occurance?! As a result I have stopped going places alone!
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Rossi replied 6 years ago.

Good Evening,

 

Depersonalizations may occur in cases where the person had been exposed to extreme stress. It is a way of coping.

 

You've mentioned having used CBT and meds. Other options to treat the anxiety are in the form of hypnotherapy or working with someone specializing/trained in Neurolinguistic Programing.

 

Self Help tools-

 

Stop Panic Attacks (Hypnosis) by XXXXX XXXXX

 

End Anxiety & Panic Attack Self Hypnosis CD ~ Stress Management by Christopher Love (Audio CD)

 

Guided Meditations for Stress Reduction by Bodhipaksa (Audio CD - Nov 16, 2004)

 

 

 

 

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Why does the response to extreme stress take depersonization rather than another other form of anxiety response. This response makes me anticipate it happening again. Therapy has done nothing to relieve the anticipatory anxiety of this happening again.

Expert:  Dr. Rossi replied 6 years ago.

People have different coping mechanisms activated during stress. I had suggested hypnotherapy versus CBT (which you had already tried)

 

The link below is to an on line support group

 

http://www.mdjunction.com/depersonalization-disorder

 

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

I did not print out the cds you suggested on hynosis. Could you please send them again.

 

thanks

Expert:  Dr. Rossi replied 6 years ago.

Stop Panic Attacks (Hypnosis) by XXXXX XXXXX

 

End Anxiety & Panic Attack Self Hypnosis CD ~ Stress Management by Christopher Love (Audio CD)

 

Guided Meditations for Stress Reduction by Bodhipaksa (Audio CD - Nov 16, 2004)

 

 

 

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