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Re: sleep - hypomania

Posted by undopaminergic on May 23, 2020, at 6:55:24

In reply to Re: sleep - hypomania, posted by linkadge on May 22, 2020, at 15:40:14

> I just mean that I start to recede into myself and start to feel disconnected from the world around me. This causes some depression (in the sense that I start to feel its impossible for me to change).

OK, that's asocial.

> I also have problems that I haven't been able to identify. Certain meds make me feel very socially disconnected. Effexor does this. It almost makes me feel a bit autistic. For example, I sense a joke, I understand the humour, but I have no emotional reaction to it. I feel cold and distant. Almost like a flat affect. I can have these symptoms even when I'm not depressed. Because I can't connect with people, I have long since stopped maintaining social connections. This hurts my recovery as I start to feel more isolated.
> It's like there is a wall between me and the world. The world is projected on the wall. I can see and analyse the projection, but all emotional interpretation is blocked.

That's exactly what I have. I call it depersonalisation, and it's a dissociative symptom.

I like to say it's like there is a "schizm" between the doing and the observing selves.

> Helpful for severe emotional overload....yes....but not something that can ever get me to recovery.


> There's just no proper flow. Things aren't integrated.

That's one of the hallmarks of dissociation.





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