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Re: Article on Brain Laterality and Emotions

Posted by noa on November 11, 1999, at 22:01:40

In reply to Re: Article on Brain Laterality and Emotions, posted by Noa on November 11, 1999, at 21:43:11

This article has been thought provoking for me. First of all, it speaks to me about the way my moods are so distinct and separate. My sense of my self when depressed and my sense of my self when not depressed are so separate, and I am trying to integrate them more.
Second, when I am having strong feelings, I have a hard time verbalizing them, even internally. My therapist will ask what I am thinking and I'll tell him it is like seeing all these thought fragments fly around in front of me and I can't seem to land any of them, to see what they are saying. I "know" them or feel them, but they are nonverbal. This week, this happened, and he asked if I could try to describe a fragment. All I could see what the image of a photo of me as an infant being held by my mom. I was able to describe it clearly, and that led to a great discussion about family issues, etc. Having read this article, I now think that it makes sense. When I am having these overwhelming anxious, depressed feelings, it is my right brain in action--pictures, not words.
I gave my pdoc a copy of the article. I joked with him about how maybe what I need is targeted treatment on my corpus collosum, to bring my right and left together some more, so they won't be so isolated from each other, like totally changing the channels. He said it was no joke, that someday, they will do minor laser procedures to treat various brain disorders. Tomorrow (this is why he canceled the appointment I originally had for tomorrow)he is going to the NIH course on psychopharm for pdocs and he said he will gladly share any new info with me next month.




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