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In Topic: Derealization - The Return

30 May 2012 - 01:25 PM

Very good post, except I have problems with number 2. I cannot feel passionate about anything because (a DP caused my Anhedonia, meaning I am completely unable to feel pleasure as I cannot emotionally connect with anything and (b it has also caused my Avolition, which means I cannot motivate myself to do much of anything more than post in this forum and watch movies, let alone become passionate about anything.

In Topic: Those who have had DR/DP for 10+ years

29 May 2012 - 12:29 PM

Can I ask how you acquired DP and what your specific symptoms are (do you have Anhedonia, is what I'm really interested in)? I hope it's not too hard for you. My own symptoms are pretty manageable to be honest, and I don't mind them that much. I'm just still annoyed a little at my own anhedonia.

I have always felt that my life was a dream, and have rarely felt it was real, so have been derealised for over 12 years, if you say that I've been aware of my surroundings since age 6. However my depersonalisation (due to trauma) started around 3 years ago (starting with dissociation), but got much much worse about a year ago, leading to anhedonia, the complete and total loss of pleasure, and along with that I lost a variety of other emotions too (this isn't due to depression - found this out by raising my antidpressants enough that I was no longer depressed).

In Topic: Controlling your Brain Waves

28 May 2012 - 11:27 AM

I actually tried using isochronic tones again recently, and they did have something of a calming effect. It's not necessary to concentrate on them in this case, you just leave them on, do something else, then wait for the effects (whether sedating or exciting) to kick in. They are also an easy trick to accomplishing what people need to meditate for years to get to - as they change your brainwaves (your brainwaves are 'entrained') to a set pattern. I can't say I've always had good experiences with them - sometimes I get a bit of a hangover after use, but most of the time, disregarding the slight bad times where they just flat out don't work, they work quite well at producing a calming or trippy or excited mood. Search for isochronic tones downloads on google (I'm not linking you the website - they don't like it when you do that, but it's called iso tones), or if you have headphones and those don't work, try binaural beats downloads. No use paying for them by the way, as you can even make your own ones for free (sbagen)!

Most people do say that the real effect of these tones or beats is only found when you meditate to them, but I've yet to try that. I am guessing they probably help quite a lot with that, as they calm you down and might help you concentrate. I sort of lack the discipline for meditation, but I mainly lack the concentration which something's taken away from me (DP? Antidepressants? Depression?)

Brainwave Entrainment

In Topic: help in psychiatric hospital?

26 May 2012 - 03:44 PM

I haven't personally had any, but I hear you have appointments with psychologists and psychiatrists (if you're high enough priority) basically every day, which sounds good for DP. I've heard there's group therapy and Psychodrama and all kinds of things, so something might help, you never know. Keep us posted, I'm sure a lot of people would like to know what it's like specifically. I might follow your example, actually, if this still isn't cleared up by next year (by that time I'll be out of my parents' house so don't have to worry them).

Can you really just sign in or do you need to meet some specific requirement where you are?

In Topic: Controlling your Brain Waves

26 May 2012 - 12:31 PM

Controlling your brain waves? Would that include things like Binaural Beats and Isochronic Tones? I used to use them for fun when I wasn't depersonalised, but now that I am, they basically don't even do anything anymore. It's like I'm brain damaged or something. Still, could be helpful with anxiety I suppose.

Sorry if I hijacked your thread a bit, I just have no idea what a Star Wars Science Force Trainer is lol.