What does your mental problem look like if you describe it figuratively?

What does your mental problem look like if you describe it figuratively?

The Neuroscience of Intelligence: Dr. Richard Haier

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Answer 1
January, 2021

I have a couple of sleep disorders and they all sometimes turn into unobtrusive hallucinations, sleepy delirium

Figuratively speaking, I constantly see nightmares in reality: imagine that you are touched by a phantom hand or the noise perception changes sharply, volume changes sounds, focusing of vision becomes ridiculously strange - peripheral vision can confuse colors.

It can be compared with full-fledged sleepy visions, short, not frightening. In a way, all these "attacks" are similar to LSD trips. Not flashbacks

Answer 2
January, 2021

Several years ago I had constant panic attacks , which happened mainly when I went to bed (the trigger was darkness).

If figuratively, it looks like hell gradually unfolds inside you, which you are trying very hard to contain. But the point is, the harder you try, the bigger it gets. Then the peak is the most difficult condition, after which hell begins to "freeze" and in the end it completely disappears, and a huge hole remains in its place.

If, in fact, it is absolutely unreasonable fear (turning into horror) that you suddenly die right now.

Take care of your nerves, friends.

Answer 3
January, 2021

This is not at all as serious as everything else described here, but it does take place.

Just imagine a rolled up little lump of two millimeters in diameter, which has eyes, a nose, all parts of the body, like a person, and more feelings. And this little lump is looking for a large warm blanket that will be ready to receive all the love that it radiates, and it, in turn, will just as immensely bestow it with its love and care. Looks for it in almost every person. But he doesn't.

But it will pass, it just needs to be worked on.

Answer 4
January, 2021

She happily dances and rises upward in a whirlwind, and then falls down with all her might and beats her chest against solid reality ... starting to cry from weakness, she does a few steps and becomes happy with every breath, then the dance stops and there are moments of failure, where you stand in emptiness and, as if in weightlessness, you look at the world and hear the rhythmic beating of your heart, which turns you on to a new dance and with new strength you dance and rush, but you do it beautifully and plastically ... you get unearthly pleasure from it ... and you take off again up-happy-happy and banging against the rocks that suddenly appeared ... and again this pain ... you fall and try to move on ...

Answer 5
January, 2021

Derealization (sort of like that is called) reminds someone's work in Photoshop, as if someone is trying all the tools and effects on you, and you froze in the middle of all this disgrace - everything is distorted, everything is floating and it is not clear when it will stop and whether everything will be again the way you used to see it.

Answer 6
January, 2021

In a healthy psyche, thoughts flow in a free flow, like birds in the sky. Any one can always be considered calmly and let go to fly further. With OCD, all of your birds are in a cage. The cage is needed to control and check all the birds before releasing them. Often there is a crush there, because there is only one cage and it is small, and there are always a lot of birds. Until you release all the birds, you will not have room for new birds, which means you will be paralyzed in any activity. It would seem that there are already enough problems, but now you are faced with the reason why you actually built this cage - sick and infected zombie birds. Dead birds, entering your cage, form a kind of blood clot in your thinking system. They not only do not give passage to other birds, but also gradually infect all other inhabitants of the cage. They never leave just like that, each of these birds has certain conditions, after which they will leave your cage by themselves. Fighting zombie birds on your own is very difficult, because every time you try to ignore their conditions, they literally start yelling, kicking, and destroying your entire cage along with the healthy birds remaining in it. That is why in your daily activities, so as not to lead to war, it is much easier for you to fulfill the conditions of another zombie bird that accidentally came to you, so that it flew out of the cage and freed up space. As a result, you do a lot of strange and incomprehensible things to people around you, but this is the only way to somehow function further. And every time, carefully clearing your cage from zombie birds, it will seem to you that this is forever, but they will appear to you again and again ...

Answer 7
January, 2021

Imagine Doctor Manhattan!

One is driven by a woman, the second is whining because of study, but tries as best he can, the third is looking for a job and cannot find, because the fourth is in his way. queue only does what plays in the computer, the fifth just doesn't give a shit, the sixth thinks to stay and live in St. different girls, but the poor doctor can't get together.

Answer 8
January, 2021

The Iron Bridge over the Severn in Shropshire (The Iron Bridge) is the first cast iron arch bridge in the world, a revolutionary construction for its time. Protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

The construction of the metal bridge was made possible by the presence of John Wilkinson's blast furnaces in the area. The bridge was built and designed by the architect Thomas Farnolls Pritchard (1723-1777). The casting of large parts of the bridge required a number of innovative solutions. The bridge was assembled in the summer of 1779 and commissioned on the first day of 1781.

In the image and likeness of the first bridge at the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th centuries, several more cast-iron bridges were built in England. The casting of new bridges required much less metal. Already at the beginning of the 19th century, the bridge began to be covered with cracks, it has to be repaired regularly. In 1934, the building was placed under state protection and closed to traffic.

How many times have the world been told that there is no need to throw such useless cast-iron bridges towards those who, other than the threshold of - , would not allow ten cannon shots, and I still stubbornly continue to suffer from this crap. Hence all these neuroses, depression, panic attacks, etc. It's time to finish with this image, perhaps.

Answer 9
January, 2021

The question was what it looks like, that is, the diagnosis and symptom do not need to be written.
Well, I will describe it as a gross artist: You had a paradise in your life, then this paradise was taken away from you and you were kicked out of it, of course, you were against it, but no one asked you. In general, this paradise is not just inaccessible, it is already, alas, impossible. You still think about it, dream, even harbor hopes and plan at least some ways to somehow return this paradise, but you understand that all this is stupid and nothing will come of it.

The inner struggle between dreams and between reality. You live in reality, solve real problems, but think and dream about what is already impossible. It leaves a lot of strength, emotions, bouts of depression and melancholy, well, something like that.

Answer 10
January, 2021

I don't have a big need to create some artistic and sensual images to describe my problems. Rather, it is necessary for others to explain something about me to them. If we talk about my mental characteristics (ADHD, OCD, BAR), then ... I feel like a mutant. So it could be described. Like a mutant from the X-Men universe. But again, this is not so much about me as about the world around me. When they want to declare you “sick” and register you, and only a few genes work differently for you.
What does PTSD look like to me? I don’t know, as if they had passed me through a meat grinder, and then again, and then again, and then again. And thrown into the trash.

Answer 11
January, 2021

This problem, of course, is not as serious as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or depression, but it still exists and to some extent I have to cope with it. It's ADHD. In short, it’s the feeling that you have a TV in your head that shows all channels at the same time. Thoughts quickly replace one another, you do not have time to catch on to something specific. It is difficult to sit and thoughtfully delve into what the lecturer says in a pair (even if the subject is interesting and you really want to understand it), it is difficult to force yourself to do something uninteresting, and you sit and calmly (in fact, restlessly) hammer another deadline , then you finish everything the night before delivery, and all over again. It is difficult to listen to what the interlocutor is saying to you, even the best storyteller in the world, because after 5 seconds thoughts fly away somewhere into the clouds. And you also fill out an application for a change of passport for five hours and spend half of your life in search of your next lost student social network, umbrella or hat. Yes, and you are almost always doomed to be late, but to arrive on time is just some titanic effort. Because of this distraction, I’m even afraid to drive, although I have long wanted to learn. But there is also a huge plus - this is hyper focus. This is when you are so interested in something that you do not see or hear anything around - you are so carried away. I remember very well this feeling at the Olympiads in geography - as if there was only me and a sheet with tasks that are incredibly interesting.

And I am writing this text instead of completing an article about the economy and history of Argentina. I don't like economic geography at all.

Answer 12
January, 2021

For me, BAR is an endless struggle with myself. In depression, you force yourself to leave the house, in hypomania, you force yourself not to go outside and be relatively calm, in intermission you force yourself not to forget that you are still sick and continue to follow the doctor's orders. This is a daily war inside me

Answer 13
January, 2021

Figuratively, this is a large warm cozy blanket or cat. Very cozy. I don't want to do absolutely anything. And I want to stay in this nirvana and not go anywhere, anywhere. Rather even a cat than a blanket.

My hallucinations in schizophrenia are voices. Sometimes more visions, but rarely. I had a voice since I was 8 years old after a mental trauma, I believed him even more than my parents, he told me not to tell anyone about him, and I believed him.

He left me only in September last year, when a mental trauma was worked out in a Novosibirsk psychiatric hospital. In Tomsk, for some reason, they could not do this since 2009! He said that I no longer need his presence. And it manifested itself mainly in a dream, I had dreams "with sound".

Answer 14
January, 2021

Hallucinations in schizophrenia can be completely different, but almost always they are tied to one topic, for example, religion (demons, the voice of God) or politics (mind reading by FSB agents). My glitches are dark near-human figures, voices of angels, demons and saints, “simple” voices in my head and various optical illusions. For example, my walls often change color, I see bright flashes, ants, flies that no one but me sees.

Answer 15
January, 2021

I underwent pathopsychological diagnostics from a psychologist. There you had to pass intelligence tests and talk. It turned out that my attention and memory were below normal. This could be due to a concussion in 2015, or due to the medication I was taking. The psychologist wrote to me this way: “Based on the data of observation and conversation, it can be assumed that the subject is characterized by personal immaturity, introversion, increased sensitivity to external influences, resentment, vulnerability, individualism, difficulties in interpersonal interaction, a tendency to impulsive auto-aggressive reactions that can be based on irrational intrinsic motivation. There is also an increased sensitivity to one's own experiences with reduced empathy in relation to others, rigidity, a tendency to get stuck on negative experiences. The current state is characterized by internal tension, increased anxiety, a chronically existing feeling of internal discomfort, a weakening of psychological connection with others, a decreased sensitivity to the nuances of interpersonal interaction, a lack of motivation to be active, a narrowing of the range of interests, a decrease in critical and adaptive abilities. "

Well, actually it is. I can't talk to anyone. Every day I cry and feel the tension when I cry.

In 2015, I jumped from the 5th floor. Therefore, a concussion. I have attempted suicide many times. But since the courage is not enough to make it to the end, I am still alive.

Answer 16
January, 2021

I think, speaking of cyclothymia, I like the description of a planet like Mars, which has a side heated by the Sun to hellish temperatures and has an ice side without light, and there is no comfort zone. It is very difficult to stay in intermission, and in cyclothymia it can be no longer than a few hours. Much depends on me, and medicine today can do a lot, but still sometimes it seems that what I need is just as impossible as stopping the rotation of Mars on its axis in order to at least rest. However, it is still impossible to live on any of these sides.

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