Funny thing is I used to be really into horror when I was much worse (hence the username) because I felt so numb and it was the only thing that could get through that numbness. As I got better and became more sensitive I stopped watching horror altogether as it would spook me and I preferred a good nights sleep to lying in bed listening for creeks or watching shadows! These days I still watch horror shows, but I avoid the very spooky ones if it's near bedtime.
Horror is designed to unnerve you, so it's maybe not surprising if it effects your dp/dr. For some reason though I kept a degree of separation between the feeling of being weirded-out by a horror and dp/dr symptoms, although they can obviously be very similar or the same. The idiosyncrasies of interpreting feelings I guess, but I would use that camera effect from Jaws, where he's sitting in a chair and he realizes there's a shark, to describe what a panic attack was like to people.
well i finished a horror anime today, it was 12 episodes. Im actually proud i pushed myself to get through the whole thing even tho my dp would only get worse, i will never watch anything scary with dp/dr ever again.
No, not usually. The lack of realism and fantastic storylines attached to most horror make it difficult to really empathize with the situations, DP or no DP. And the cognitive problems I have means most of the time I’m not really paying attention to it anyways. I used to love horror before this hit, and watching old horror movies I remember from my younger years cam give me a nice feeling of nostalgia.
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