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I’ve been in therapy for over three years now. It originally was for intense panic attacks that I used to get, but now it’s more focused on anxiety, especially after my recent diagnosis of GAD and ADHD. Despite being in therapy for so long, I still find it pretty impossible to say what I really feel. I don’t know if this happens to other people, but when needing to talk about myself, my throat tightens a lot and I don’t know what to say. Or when my therapist asks what I think about before having an “episode” I literally don’t know and often joke it off. It’s like I know I’m thinking a ton of things, but I can’t decipher WHAT I’m ACTUALLY thinking. Like when you know what radio station you’re on, but it’s just slightly out of range and a ton of static and other stations mix together. Any tips?

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    • BrainFried

      833d

      Oh boy, so my explanation for this is that it is a sort of trauma response to go into "blank mode", brain-wise. Like disassociating from yourself out of discomfort for the current situation, whatever that may be at the time, be it a trigger or a social situation. I think our brains do this to protect us from harmful thoughts or feelings, when in fact it can actually be damaging to not allow ourselves to feel them

    • BrainFried

      833d

      Oh boy, so my explanation for this is that it is a sort of trauma response to go into "blank mode", brain-wise. Like disassociating from yourself out of discomfort for the current situation, whatever that may be at the time, be it a trigger or a social situation. I think our brains do this to protect us from harmful thoughts or feelings, when in fact it can actually be damaging to not allow ourselves to feel them

    • Savinity

      833d

      It took me YEARS to figure that out

    • Savinity

      833d

      Write down your thoughts through out the day if you have a chance. I used to do the same thing but then I started to pay attention. My subconscious was constantly thinking of the abuse me and my siblings endured for years under our adoptive parents that I had thought was normal parental behavior. I figured out that I always had a thought about my dad before all of my manic episodes

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