emotional numbness

Postby crypto61 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:56 pm

hi. anyone have experienced emotional numbness? and which medicine is usefull to cure this numbness state? I have it for 5 years now and I am taking medicines but don't have good result, Im still numb. also I think I have identity lose I feel like I am no one.
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Postby romanrusso » Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:01 am

I don't know about medicine, but it does sound like a psychological issue. For example, there is this thing called Attachment Theory. It states that some people (like former me) are turtles, meaning that they disconnect from their emotions are become emotionally numb. As such, I had (and I assume that I still have) few favorite ways how to disconnect from all forms of emotions. Some people use drugs, alcohol, social media, gym, snaking, etc to do this. I dont say I do / did this, but I'd ask you: what is your favorite way of escape? what is your go to when you are stressed? After all, you can cure the symptom, but if your origin of problem remains, than you are just fooling yourself with medicine. Cheers!
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Postby bawdyheated » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:25 am

It is the first time I have heard of that theory.
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Postby Alpha90 » Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:14 am

OptimalHappiness wrote:I don't know about medicine, but it does sound like a psychological issue. For example, there is this thing called Attachment Theory. It states that some people (like former me) are turtles, meaning that they disconnect from their emotions are become emotionally numb. As such, I had (and I assume that I still have) few favorite ways how to disconnect from all forms of emotions. Some people use drugs, alcohol, social media, gym, snaking, etc to do this. I dont say I do / did this, but I'd ask you: what is your favorite way of escape? what is your go to when you are stressed? After all, you can cure the symptom, but if your origin of problem remains, than you are just fooling yourself with medicine. Cheers!

I totally agree with this. This is exactly what is in my mind.
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Postby Candid » Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:56 pm

OptimalHappiness wrote:some people are turtles, meaning that they disconnect from their emotions are become emotionally numb.

Do you have a reference for turtles disconnecting from their emotions and becoming emotionally numb? I would be interested to read it.
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Postby romanrusso » Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:58 pm

The book is called: Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - and Keep - Love
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Postby davidbanner99@ » Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:05 pm

In the case of autism, emotions tend to be stored up as internal energy but not discharged through communication. For me it's easy to analyse emotional communication as I noticed one day how (with actors)face muscles and eyes reflect various emotions.
The problem for me is I have emotions but they don't "modulate". They don't resonate. They don't exist in the sense of collective communication. However, the feelings of anger, joy or sorrow remain part of my psyche and emotions tend to over-ride intellect during periods of meltdown. The only emotion I virtually lack altogether is fear. This has been tested by noting in autism the pupils don't dilate under threat.
To the point, I feel possibly the only way to help myself at this time is to try and function with as little emotion as possible. Given my emotions are pretty useless as a communicative mechanism, the overall effect is emotions store up within and bottle up. Kretschmer, in fact, noted this "affective curve" which differs from the steady up and down phase.
When emotions bottle up they create overloads and, according to E Bleuler, delusions and even paranoia. This, in my view, may explain why delusion is now so widespread in society - due to effects of social media stifling social interaction in real life.
The only person who trained to reduce emotion I know of was Nikola Tesla. In this case he only partly succeeded. Ultimately, for me, emotion is a troublesome aspect of the psyche that isn't productive outside of social interaction. However, to date, only intellect helped me solve problems.
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