What you describe sound like Depersonalization disorder. This disorder is characterized by a sudden sense of being outside yourself, observing your actions from a distance as though watching a movie. It may be accompanied by a perceived distortion of the size and shape of your body or of other people and objects around you. Time may seem to slow down, and the world may seem unreal. Symptoms may last only a few moments or may wax and wane over many years.
Symptoms common to all types of dissociative disorders include:
Psychotherapy is the primary treatment for dissociative disorders.
Your therapist may recommend using hypnosis, which is sometimes referred to as hypnotherapy or hypnotic suggestion, as part of your treatment for a dissociative disorder. Reference: Mayo Clinic on Mental Health
Please remember I am not a professional so do see your physician to seek treatment for this problem you describe. I know you can receive help and remember we are all here to support you.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Hi there! Welcome to HW, sometimes it's really scary when this happens, as Kitt wisely pointed out, this is depersonalisation and it can last for a short period of time, or for a few hours (in severe cases). I sometimes feel as though I am looking down on myself thinking "this is my life??"..creepy. Have you been married long? Sometimes big changes can bring about high anxiety. And marriage is certainly stressful!
Please feel welcome to start a thread of your own introducing yourself. We would love to get to know you. How long have you been having these attacks?
good to hear from you. How are you going?