Hey Rei, I am not DPd atm, but I still have a problem with my reflection...it is almost triggering for me, if I look too long at the mirror, I can feel the DP hovering over me, but then I do not get DPd...I have the same problem with photographs, so it is not just a reflection thing...perhaps it has more to do with identifying with oneself, than with DP? Idk, this is just some wild guess, I didn't put much thought into it, but I was intrigued by your account...
It was almost triggering for me not too long ago. Although it still can come and go, the triggering aspect. I used to be the same with photographs too. I don't react to them the same I did before DP though. Nothing at all is the same before it but somehow it gets better.
Can you elaborate on having to do with identifying oneself?
I've read a study before on DP patients where I think the parts of the brain responsible for identifying faces doesn't function normally as well as the emotional memory
Brain researchers say the eye is the window to the soul, and if you have a soul, that it resides in the temporal lobe of your brain. They also say the temporal lobe is "exquisitely prone to insult"
My temporal lobe was insulted when I was 17. Immediately following my first exposure to cannabis, I had powerfulI temporal lobe seizures. I lost my emotions and also lost limbic resonance.
I could no longer relate to my mirror image as I once had. The damage in my limbic region was clouding my vision. I developed recurrent major depression featuring severe insomnia and anxiety
from this incident and I continued to experience focal temporal lobe seizures for decades thereafter. I also experienced frequent ocular migraine aura.
40 years later, I had an EEG which showed I had significant pathology in my dominant temporal lobe. That damage had occurred when I was 17.
At 57, I was told I was disabled from an event which had occurred 40 years earlier. I had retired early, so I just added the disability check to my monthly income.
I had ECT in 2014, which seems to have cured the depression. The focal seizures stopped somewhere in the mix. Life goes on.
Thank you for sharing
I still remember this from messaging you a couple years ago. I actually had EEG and brain MRI done since then and they found nothing. My psychiatrist was almost confident I had epilepsy and was quite confused when I came back with the results that he actually told me he couldn't help me.
Bizarre how they came up with the conclusion of disability 40 years later
I can't help but wonder how science hasn't gotten to this yet. Especially with 'concrete' brain pathology in regard to it...
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