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Elliott, LPCC, NCC, Psychotherapist
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Deja vu........I have the sense I've done the same things

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deja vu........I have the sense I've done the same things over and over again even when I pretty much know I haven't done them. Is there a mental condition where the feeling of deja vu is one of the symptoms? I get this probably once or twice a week with something.
Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Seeking expert counseling is a sign of strength. A personal relationship with a caring professional is proven clinically effective.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Hi Toes,

Customer:

hi

Customer:

I'm on the phone...........it'll be just a minute

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

How are your doing? Hopefully feeling better.

Customer:

doing ok, ty

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Déjà vu is not that it is an act of prophecy, but a glitch in the memory.

Customer:

ok

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

It is far from rare and happens to two thirds of us.

Customer:

so it's not a disorder of any kind?

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

No. Not at all. We think it happened before but have no recollections of the details (for there were none, of course).

Customer:

what if I "remember" distinctly doing that thing or saying something?

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

This may may be caused by a crossing between the neurological systems of short-term memory and long-term memory, resulting in memories of recent events mistakenly perceived as being from a past time.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

It it an anomaly. It happens to two out of three of us, and that includes me.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

It can be unsettling but our brains are not perfect, none of us.

Customer:

ok, I just thought it was weird that it happens so often for me

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

If you are getting memories of negative events that caused you PTSD, then that may explain the frequency, but that is not déjà vu, but flashbacks of real memories.

Customer:

yeah, it's not flashbacks but senses that I've already done something or said something, even when I know I haven't

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Just plain old DV.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Not to worry.

Customer:

alright. thanks

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

:)

Customer:

just wanted to check......

Customer:

make sure there wasn't yet another thing wrong with me...........

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

That always helps to ease worry and anxiety.

Customer:

yes

Customer:

as always, I appreciate the info and reassurance

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

You are in pretty good shape in most ways. You are articulate, coherent, and have a great disposition.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

I am always happy to help you.

Customer:

thanks.............some days I don't feel like it...............but I'm glad I appear to you that way

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

We all have our better and worse days.

Customer:

very true

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

You seem functional to me despite your difficulties. You persevere and that is good mental health.

Customer:

Thanks! well, I'll let you go help someone else. But it was great to check in with you and chat. Take care and I'll be in touch

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

I will continue to keep you in my prayers, Toes. Be well.

Customer:

thanks, ***** *****

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

You are welcome :)

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

May God continue to bless and protect you, Toes.

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