A few nice Anxiety symptoms images I found:

Anxiety symptoms

Image by Rima Xaros
I was featured on a website!

just discovered it last week, the website is about different anxiety disorders and how you can cope with them.

though they don’t have any formal or personal consent from me, still they acknowledged my photo. happiness :)

which reminds me, i miss doing photography :(

check them out at: us.reachout.com/the_facts/anxiety-disorders-types-causes-…

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Anxiety symptoms

Image by JustCallMe_♥Bethy♥_
please please please

i had a super hard time picking which one i wanted to use, so the ones in comments, i love as well, and i added a link to see them large, which i would highly recommend.

These are supposed to be portraying Dissociative identity disorder…aka Multiple personality disorder. ONe of the scariest disorders in my opinion.
Oh and since i am portraying multiple "egos" i am gonna play along in TOTW, "alter ego"

Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a condition in which a person displays multiple distinct identities or personalities (known as alter egos or alters), each with its own pattern of perceiving and interacting with the environment. In the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems the name for this diagnosis is multiple personality disorder. In both systems of terminology, the diagnosis requires that at least two personalities routinely take control of the individual’s behavior with an associated memory loss that goes beyond normal forgetfulness; in addition, symptoms cannot be the temporary effects of drug use or a general medical condition.

What Is Dissociative Identity Disorder?

Most of us have experienced mild dissociation, which is like daydreaming or getting lost in the moment while working on a project. However, dissociative identity disorder is a severe form of dissociation, a mental process, which produces a lack of connection in a person’s thoughts, memories, feelings, actions, or sense of identity. Dissociative identity disorder is thought to stem from trauma experienced by the person with the disorder. The dissociative aspect is thought to be a coping mechanism — the person literally dissociates himself from a situation or experience that’s too violent, traumatic, or painful to assimilate with his conscious self.
What Are the Symptoms of Dissociative Identity Disorder?

Dissociative identity disorder is characterized by the presence of two or more distinct or split identities or personality states that continually have power over the person’s behavior. With dissociative identity disorder, there’s also an inability to recall key personal information that is too far-reaching to be explained as mere forgetfulness. With dissociative identity disorder, there are also highly distinct memory variations, which fluctuate with the person’s split personality.

The "alters" or different identities have their own age, sex, or race. Each has his or her own postures, gestures, and distinct way of talking. Sometimes the alters are imaginary people; sometimes they are animals. As each personality reveals itself and controls the individuals’ behavior and thoughts, it’s called "switching." Switching can take seconds to minutes to days. When under hypnosis, the person’s different "alters" or identities may be very responsive to the therapist’s requests.

Along with the dissociation and multiple or split personalities, people with dissociative disorders may experience any of the following symptoms:

* Depression
* Mood swings
* Suicidal tendencies
* Sleep disorders ( insomnia, night terrors, and sleep walking)
* Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias (flashbacks, reactions to stimuli or "triggers")
* Alcohol and drug abuse
* Compulsions and rituals
* Psychotic-like symptoms (including auditory and visual hallucinations)
* Eating disorders

Other symptoms of dissociative identity disorder may include headache, amnesia, time loss, trances, and "out of body experiences." Some people with dissociative disorders have a tendency toward self-persecution, self-sabotage, and even violence (both self-inflicted and outwardly directed). As an example, someone with dissociative identity disorder may find themselves doing things they wouldn’t normally do such as speeding, reckless driving, or stealing money from their employer or friend, yet they feel they are being compelled to do it. Some describe this feeling as being a passenger in their body rather than the driver. In other words, they truly believe they have no choice.
What’s the Difference Between Dissociative Identity Disorder and Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia and dissociative identity disorder are often confused, but they are very different.

Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness involving chronic (or recurrent) psychosis, characterized mainly by hearing or seeing things that aren’t real (hallucinations) and thinking or believing things with no basis in reality (delusions). People with schizophrenia do not have multiple personalities. Delusions are the most common psychotic symptom in schizophrenia; hallucinations, particularly hearing voices in the person’s head, are apparent in about half of people.

Suicide is a risk with both schizophrenia and dissociative identity disorder, although patients with multiple personalities have a history of suicide attempt more often than other psychiatric patients.

71 Kommentare zu “RimAnxiety

  1. Loca Luna / Anna Gay Autor des Beitrags

    I think your main choice is amazing…but they’re all stunning. This is really some of the best work I’ve seen on Flickr lately! Really, I’m speechless and totally overwhelmed…

  2. Drummy ™© Autor des Beitrags


    the posted pic rocks, i was locked in and then i saw the first outtake…
    even tho it has less "activity" i think it takes the prize.
    fuckin awesome use of motion,and the processing is perfect.

    I had an friend who suffered from this,and i know how
    scary and unnerving it can be. you portrayed it perfectly.

  3. JustCallMe_♥Bethy♥_ Autor des Beitrags

    See, that is where i was troubled. I absolutely love the first outtake. I think i agree that that is the best one.
    I can’t even imagine having to deal with an affliction like this one… can’t even imagine..

  4. JustCallMe_♥Bethy♥_ Autor des Beitrags

    wow, i am super flattered by your comment. Thank you so much anna, that really means a lot coming from you.

  5. PixelPerfect Photography Autor des Beitrags

    WOW OMG that one as the main is too great for words!

    What a mind you have to be able to translate disorder this to a photo!!

  6. JustCallMe_♥Bethy♥_ Autor des Beitrags

    are you implying i am fucked up in the head??

    Yea you are probably right lmao ;)
    Thanks Thom :)

  7. ashley.michelle photography Autor des Beitrags

    Yeah this is my favorite of the series so far. You’re doing such an amazing job with these!

  8. oNe.SwEeT.wOrLd Autor des Beitrags

    Awesome work, Bethy. Really, really well done. I love all the emotion you captured.

    P.S. I was so gonna try one of these types of shots tomorrow for my "other side" series. I had a feeling this was coming on your stream and I was hoping I could get to it before you did!!! Ha!
    Oh, well. Now I’ll just be your copycat. =)

  9. Jeff Engelhardt Autor des Beitrags

    wow, what a powerful series. how wonderful of you to be bringing so much information to us on understanding what so many others have to go though. many, like me, use flickr for silly vanity or humor reasons, but you’re really getting out there and exploring true art and passion, and doing a little good for the world as well. Dark and challenging imagery, but isn’t that exactly what’s to reflect out of life? stunning stuff.

  10. Patricia Gapske Autor des Beitrags

    Bethy…BETHY!!! (I’m screaming through flickr, ha ha!) This is soooo good, I just don’t even know what else to say. fave, fave, FAVE! (There’s that screaming again.)

  11. ~lauramerikay~ Autor des Beitrags

    Ahhhhhhhhhh, I’ve wanted to do a MPD disorder, long exposure shoot for SO long. I think you’ve pulled out it off better than I would, but I’m still going to give it a go one day. :)

  12. cosmo(Roxanne) Autor des Beitrags

    Bethy…#1 I think you chose the right one to display ontop!! #2. This is superb!! You nailed this! I can’t even explain how much I love this!


  13. dave lewis 88 Autor des Beitrags

    What a simple, incredibly well executed idea. I love the movement between the different layers of you. I’d go for the first one as well, but really, these are all excellent

  14. Aqua Libra Autor des Beitrags

    oh beth you are so good!! You are a suprise to me lately. great themes and great writing!!

  15. *rae* Autor des Beitrags

    i totally love the one you posted. each one’s emotion…you really got those facial expressions…wow! the motion and the blur just capture that crazed sense of self.

  16. PixelPerfect Photography Autor des Beitrags


    No babe, but do know we all have our "darker, crazyer" sides ALL OF US.

  17. Jen ! Autor des Beitrags

    AMAZING portrayal…. WOW. You nailed this. Interesting info, I’m loving this series. I can’t wait for the next one.

  18. Joqui Housley - i WILL be back (someday) Autor des Beitrags

    wow! this is painfully good.. love what you are doing bethy! so amazing

  19. swim-mamma Autor des Beitrags

    wow, this is overwhelming…..so powerful.
    your new series just blows me away, really gut wrenching, emotional, real stuff.

  20. JustCallMe_♥Bethy♥_ Autor des Beitrags

    Thank you :) You should see todays *shudder* lol
    thanks hon xoxo
    you flatter me. Thanks :O) you are sweet. and quite brilliant yourself :)
    Why thank you.

  21. DesShiznit Autor des Beitrags

    This is amazing!!! These are totally awesome!! I don’t think I could express the emotion the way you have. But, I wouldn’t mind trying if you want to shoot me? I would love to be a part of your awareness project.

  22. the|G|™ Autor des Beitrags

    this ‘disorder’ series, in every single sense, is what constitutes a visual and conceptual revolution.

    this series of pictures offer you an opportunity to gauge you own life against those who suffer.

    and suffer, sometimes unto death.

    these are pictures that beg questions.

    and after looking, if you have no questions, for yourself or others, after you have seen these pictures.

    then you have not looked. you have not read.

    you should look again.

    this is about you. me. your children. their children.

    i have seldom seen a more powerful and important series of pictures on flickr.

    or, for that matter, anywhere else.

    beth has asked you to think; and if you did not, you should be ashamed.

    a wholly wonderful series.

    deserving of such praise.


  23. julie arthur Autor des Beitrags

    Fantastic!… amazing pictures and description. It’s just opened my eyes to what others maybe going through.

    You’re right … very scary … but Thanks (O:X

  24. bobbi smiles Autor des Beitrags

    I am so in love with this entire series…. this one especially hits home, as I am pretty sure that one of my relatives suffers from this. Her doctors want her committed and she will not do it, although she is completely on the crazy side!

    Your work is stunning!

  25. JustCallMe_♥Bethy♥_ Autor des Beitrags

    thank you so much.
    I’m sorry to hear about the relative who is suffering from it. It really sucks that in order to get the disorder under control, freedom must be taken away temporarily in some cases :( Very sad. I hope she overcomes this issue. I’m glad that you can relate to my work, that is my goal :)

  26. namhguolpyllom Autor des Beitrags

    This is stunning. I’m doing a project on this disorder– could I use some of these for my presentation?

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