|Hello, this is my first post and I'm hoping to find some friends who are familiar with anxiety disorders.
I have been diagnosed with GAD and Obsessional thinking (no compulsions). I am 39 and truly feel that I live w/ my anxiety disorder the best that I can, I can feel pretty happy and under control, thank goodness.
My 10 year old daughter has shown signs of Separation Anxiety Disorder and GAD for years, but very mild. She responds very well to the suggestions that my psychologist suggested.
However, I am now confused by a new "symptom". She is complaining this summer that she feels like she is "in a dream" and that she is not "really a person, and no one is really here". She seems happy, but I can see that this is bothering her. It started the last day of school, and I think it has something to do with the transition into summer vacation. The poor thing wants to be happy and enjoy the summer, but she is "stuck". When I ask her what is her worst fear, she says that she, or someone she loves, will get sick or die (common in GAD). She says that she just wishes this "not myself" feeling could leave her alone. I don't get this "dream" thing. Any advice or insight is very welcome!!!