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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 11/17/2007 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Okay so I started to get depressed and of course that's accompanied by anxiety for me (well actually I think the anxiety usually comes first for me).  I've had the racing thoughts before but never to this extent.  Recently I've became fearful that I'm going crazy, and absolutely losing touch with reality.  I actually think the power of suggestion has put this in my head after reading all this stuff.  It seemed to come on so fast, in a matter of days.   Is this possible?? Or could I really be losing my mind?? I also started having those crazy thoughts that I could lose it and hurt someone or myself and that I'd end up in the mental instiution (again never happened till I started reading about it on here....we'll give ourselves anything to be anxious about won't we??).  Help guys mad

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 11/17/2007 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   


I cannot answer how fast your depression can "come on".  The power of suggestion is often strong when we read to much on a medical condition we start to feel we must have that illness.  I believe it is a version of Health Anxiety.  So I would say yes, you read constantly about a disease and the next thing you know, if your susceptible, you start to believe you may have the disease.

I hope this helps you some.

Gentle Hugs


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