i also suffer from this......
most of the time i can fight against it ....
but occasionally it wins.
i describe it as if i am in a helicopter overlooking my own life.
it is as if i am a third person watching myself, unable to gain control.
for me, two things help ...
1. depression medication. i need it to help my brain balance things properly.
i use two different medications, at a much lower strength. this reduces the side effects.
2. escapism. taking time out to be me or to do nothing.
i cannot handle confrontation or pressure, so i need time to escape to reset.
When you're stressed, You eat Ice cream, Cake, Chocolate & Sweets. Why? Because stressed spelled backwards is DESSERTS.