I think this could be possible in people with the emotional numbing/blank mind combination. MichaelTheAnhedonic seems to be an example. But this could mean that dopaminergic medications could help against the symptoms to a degree.Or 3. the last option, with general underactivity of the pfc.
HBO is used for all kinds of stuff, but it has shown efficacy only for certain indications. For example when you have a diving accident HBO is for you, but for mental disorders it is likely useless.If this is the case I may try hyperbaric oxygen therapy
If you get a diagnosis of treatment-resistant depression you might try it. I can recommend Germany, where the university of Bonn is currently doing a large scale trial with a very promosing protocol. But there is one downside: You have to try a minimum of 7 sessions of bilateral electroconvulsive therapy. Only if you don't respond to it you can be eligible.or try to move to Europe to be part of the deep brain stimulation trial of the VTA area of the brain.
I suppose all DBS studies require you to be resistant to ECT. DBS is intended to be the last last resort, because it is an invasive treatment with a certain element of risk.Oh wow I didn't know about the ECT requirement.
My guess would that nobody knows why his MRI is abnormal. But having these symptoms with an abnormal MRI without any apparent cause is probably rare.And I can't remember michaels story, I remember he had degeneration on his MRI but can't remember why.
So does that mean you don't have Dp? and what does this test mean to you? Are you getting some type of help for the other stuff? Medicine?Just got my scan results. It showed some decreased activity on the underside of the surface of the frontal lobes. But did also show overactive Right medial pfc, which might correlate more with people with higher levels of anhedonia who have depression. He said he didn't see the high level of activity in the Right VL pfc that is associated with the numbness in depersonalization.
Nope, I did it in my country.Did you have your scan at Amen Clincs Michael?
I'm not sure, but I think I've read that it is thought that in anhedonia the medial prefrontal might be overactive, because of some kind of compensational mechanism. This would mean that it is not the cause of your symptoms, but a consequence. But I could be wrong, so if you can get TMS and want to try it, then go for it.Not exactly sure what it means. I never really had a lot of the core symptoms of DP/DR , mainly just the numbness and feeling mentally empty. I may pursue TMS to try to address the mpfc area and maybe that would help.
We don't know. But it is clear that emotional numbness and the blank mind often occur together in depersonalization disorder. These symptoms were also frequently described in the (scant) literature about it. Looking at the internet these symptoms seem to be most prevelant in depersonalization forums. They must in some way be related. But it was always a problem in psychiatry that disorders aren't as clearly defined as they should be. Depersonalization disorder has this problem as well. The boundaries of the disorder were never clearly defined. That's one of the reason why I accepted my official diagnosis of severe depression, but without keeping an eye on depersonalization disorder.So does that mean you don't have Dp? and what does this test mean to you? Are you getting some type of help for the other stuff? Medicine?