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Fear of suddenly going crazy

WouN22

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Hi everyone, i hope someone can relate to this..

My biggest fear when i feel panic coming on is that i will suddenly lose my mind and go crazy. Somehow i fear that if i stay with the anxious feelings too long my mind will slip away and i'll never be able to think normal again..

It's a really horrible fear, out of all the 1000 times i've panicked about it it still has never happened, but each time it felt like it would.
I've been reassured by my GP and psychologists that it just won't happen, but the last time i had any reassurance like that was 6 months ago. I even had a panic attack while at the doctors office and the doctor reassured me nothing was going to happen. I can't help but think things might have changed now and i could suddenly get psychosis or something when i panic.

I want to be a 100% sure so i can finally stop fearing it.. How do i know i won't lose my mind? All my anxiety and panic attacks revolve around this fear
 

Eugene

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Hi, Just joined and seen your post. I can definitely relate to it! This has been a reoccurring feeling for me going back to my childhood. Although I do get some ‘good’ spells it still comes back and consumes my thoughts. Have tried many different therapies and medications which seem to help short term. I do battle with it constantly but think acceptance is the way forward but that is easier said than done. I think deep down I know it won’t happen but somehow the doubts seem to live with me like a companion!
Hope this empathy helps a little?

Best wishes
 

JustMe

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I used to be like this really bad. My dr said it just doesn't happen like that. He also said real crazy people dont think they are going to go crazy. They actually think they are normal so the fact that I'm even concerned about it means I'm not going crazy. Hope this helps!
 
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