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Old 01-23-2019, 05:44 PM  
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Default Re: Do you relate to this?

Originally Posted by Erecura View Post
I don't know if this counts, but when I was at high school my symptoms used to be far more severe and I couldn't mask it in front of others as well. During my more productive phases my classmates used to ask me if I'm drugs and if I'm doing cocaine. I've mastered my pretending ever since and I try really hard to seem balanced so now people rarely notice anything unless I want them to notice it. The reaction of my classmates at high school was an extreme source of shame for me, and I'd rather die than experience it ever again. I'm extremely fearful about how other people see me.
If that is the case, then mention this to your therapist and/or any future psychiatrist. They'll ask more questions, hopefully, and try to figure out where that falls in terms of concern.
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