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Manic vs Panic

Posted by Dr. Rod on November 18, 2003, at 18:19:44

In reply to Question about Manic and Compulsive Episodes, posted by TexasChic on November 18, 2003, at 10:47:11

My PhD is in education so I am motivated to help you learn... Manic is usually accompanied with dillusional... Study the works of Penrose, Penfield, and D'Masio... You will find that your "gut" is running your show for either manic or panic... Your "gut" can't think... You think, or else you don't think, Right? If you are obligated to "nouns", (people, places, things, ideas), you can be afraid of thought. I coined the label "cogniphobia" for this condition. I also see "cogniphobia" as the common thread through all anxiety, phobia, and depression... You might say, "I think all the time!!! That's what seems to get me in trouble; my thinking!!!" However, if you look around you when you are in a panic, you are usually sitting somewhere safe and warm panicking over something that "might" happen or (even worse) somehing that already happened... What evokes the fear is thinking about the action, not the action itself... So, if you objectively can see yourself across the room sitting comfortably and safe, it will suddenly seem silly to be fretting and compulsing about something not happening here and right now... You discover your fear is about a story, not an event; a story you are telling yourself about the event, not the event itself. I have seen this technique of teaching help an acrophobic who couldn't rent a hotel room above the ground floor, in 8 (eight) minutes be able to goto the 10th floor by elevator, open the patio door, go to the railing and look down!!! (I've witnessed this more than once)... Please read D'Masio if you can't find any of the others; "DeCarte's Error"... Lucinda Basset has also helped thousands of people... Seek out her book and/or tapes...




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