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Mental illness?

Recently, i went through a lot of stress due to worry about mental illness, living alone, breakup etc. For the past one month, I feel detached from my surroundings and people, almost as if I am not having those conversations. I have illogical thoughts- like am i really talking to this person? Are characters of movie real? etc but these are only thoughts- I know what the reality is. I have no hallucinations or delusions. I feel incredibly unreal and detached though, and have no appetite. I lose track of time, and have no motivation. Am I suffering from a serious mental illness? Am I going mad? I am scared of losing touch with reality and losing grip on sanity.
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Ms. Hema Sampath Bangalore | Clinical Psychologist
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Hi , go out and immediately fix an appointment with a Psychologist, . With which you can come of this situation and get empowered and motivated to live life.
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Dr. Sugandha Gupta Delhi | Psychiatrist
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Hello there, what you are describing appears to be what is called derealization. Its an 'as if' phenomenon, where everything appears unreal. It may occur independently but is mostly a manifestation of severe depression and/or anxiety. Howsoever, it can be managed easily with medication and psychotherapy. Kindly meet a psychiatrist soon so as to get this properly evaluated and treated.
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