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I have been feeling very dissociated from my body and my life in general recently. I can barely recognise myself in the mirror, and my consciousness seems almost disconnected from reality. I am struggling to feel "human" and content with myself. I often find myself pinching or tapping myself as if to confirm that I exist.

I don't notice it so much when I am absorbed with a task or activity, but as soon as I am alone or unoccupied my awareness of my own lack of identity returns.

I find myself increasing content with solitude, to the point where I am almost happy to live within my own head. I am also becoming very internally critical of others and their (inter)actions. In general I feel quite empty.

Does anyone have any advice as to how to deal with this? I'm not really comfortable speaking to my parents or my friends about it because I don't want to alienate or burden them. Thanks.
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Hi I feel the same way too. I have a job but don't use the lunch breaks to talk to others. Maybe it's because, like you, I'm always occupied with a task. And to be honest, my job is the reason why I'm still here. To lose it would completely crush me
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If this is normal for you, then you’ve just lost your old self.
Something that helped me out of it was watching “When I Was A Kid MAP” on YouTube. It’s not much, but it feels human. Listening to it with headphones/earbuds lets you immerse yourself in it and if you let your mind go blank, it helps. Or it at least helped me a few years back. Fingers crossed it helps you.
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I have been feeling very dissociated from my body and my life in general recently. I can barely recognise myself in the mirror, and my consciousness seems almost disconnected from reality. I am struggling to feel "human" and content with myself. I often find myself pinching or tapping myself as if to confirm that I exist.

I don't notice it so much when I am absorbed with a task or activity, but as soon as I am alone or unoccupied my awareness of my own lack of identity returns.

I find myself increasing content with solitude, to the point where I am almost happy to live within my own head. I am also becoming very internally critical of others and their (inter)actions. In general I feel quite empty.

Does anyone have any advice as to how to deal with this? I'm not really comfortable speaking to my parents or my friends about it because I don't want to alienate or burden them. Thanks.
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