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I can't think

Postby Jaaawwwiii » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:55 pm

Sorry. How I describe it to other people is usually that "I can't talk or think, even in my own head" "I have no thoughts" "It's kind of like I'm stuck in a different personality, only it's like I'm just a much dumber version of myself"

I also get confused a lot and have a really hard time making things sound coherent

How I know I should, and can be talking hasn't changed, and when I'm like this, I hate all my thoughts. I can't stand listening to how boring and dull I sound. I'm CONSTANTLY internally (and sometimes when externally) telling myself to shut up. I hate how I sound, so I'm always apologizing.

Social things involving higher levels of cognition (Spontaneous/self-generated thoughts, telling jokes, being witty, etc.) are impossible for me when I'm like this, but I used to never have any problems with any of these things. This never changes under any outside circumstances
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Re: I can't think

Postby kiakaa » Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:02 pm

Hi :) That relentless narrative you describe, especially when it's sounding negative, critical or confrontational...I think it helps to try to just accept & accommodate it as part of our cognitive condition; trying not to beat ourselves up further...I don't know if you been assessed or diagnosed or are seeking to be. If we can know our condition, it can be easier to try to accept & accommodate it.
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Re: I can't think

Postby toughturtle » Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:59 am

Hello, I'm having the same problem at the moment. I have read online that keeping yourself occupied and doing things for yourself will help with the thought problem. I know this is tough but I am 100% positive that this can be overcome with exposure to stimulation, even if you have to force yourself to talk to people, give it a go. Being around others and listening to their conversations can also help.
All the best :)
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Re: I can't think

Postby Auxiliary11 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:34 pm

Brain fog? Most of the posts on this subforum could be explained by this. I have this too.
self dx. pdd-nos (level 1); covert narcissism w/ avoidant traits; social phobia; inertia.

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"you built up a world of magic, because your real life is tragic"
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