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Anxiety Attacks and Depression

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I am wondering whether what I am feeling is anxiety/stress or something worse. One night I had an anxiety attack and felt as though I couldn't think clearly and thoughts were racing through my mind. The next morning the problem went away after I slept. That night though I had another anxiety attack and the morning after the problem didn't go away. Ever since then I feel weirder and weirder... I really think I'm going crazy, I feel as though I am honestly losing myself and my identity and I am unable to think clearly and feel as though my thoughts are in the back of my mind. There are times where I feel better, at points I can feel extremely positive (but the problem is still there and I try to ignore it), and worse, other times I can feel extremely depressed and demotivated. The worst thing is that over the past week or so I have been losing my 'personality'. I really don't know who I am anymore. Is this just adolescent stress? Or is it something more.
Please help!


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replied March 12th, 2008
Anxiety and Stress Answer A3790
Stress can certainly cause anxiety attacks, and marijuana abuse may cause anxious-depressive disorders. Adolescence, in and of itself, does not cause psychiatric problems, but may make you more susceptible. Since you do not detail any particular events of stress prior to your anxiety attacks, you want to consider consulting a mental health professional. Your family physician can assist you in finding resources in your area.


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