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Re: A possible explaination. linkadge

Posted by zeugma on August 29, 2004, at 18:59:34

In reply to Re: A possible explaination., posted by linkadge on August 29, 2004, at 18:34:18

The d2 receptor is highly involved in psychosis
I think that d2 activation can create that deep feeling of presence, almost making things 'super real'. I think it can boost feelings of significance, making your actions feel more significant and important. It can bring meaning to your life, but sometimes too much meaning or imagined created meaning. I think that d2 activation is too deep for me.

I think that d1 activation is more involved in feelings of creating logical order. It activates parts of the brain that seek structure order symmetry etc. I think that d1 activation brings pleasure from completion>>

This is fascinating. One of the symptoms of my ADHD that I found most destructive, and that even my therapist who is a professional specializing in the study of ADHD, found confounding: the dysphoria that would follow on completing *anything*. I literally would feel awful after finishing a task, not because it exhausted me, and not because I was anhedonic, because I could still derive pleasure from 'random' occurences. But completion, of anything, and I wanted to crawl into a hole and shut myself off from the world.

Since starting stimulants that work on DA receptors, I have begun to look forward to finishing things, because completion doesn't bring this dysphoria.

-z


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