i call it spiraling.<br />
and i wage War! on that bastard. How? I give myself a mindfuck. I overload myself with information that interests me, philosophy and things that I can use to manipulate my mind and perceptions, for the better : D<br />
but, it doesn't always work, I'm a newbie to all of this taking it upon myself to straighten out. I still take medication but only if it's Really difficult.. i would say, now, i can go a few days and manage fine though, sometimes, i need my med's for days on end. it all depends and it's a journey for sure. Accept it and Have Fun! Just Have Fun, whatever you do. Enjoy it, even making a fool or embarrassing yourself.<br />
Or hating yourself, just sit with it and talk to A Lot of people. You would be surprised to how many average, everyday, people can relate who have grown from it and are willing to talk about it.
It's my choice whether or not to fall into that abyss. I choose not to.