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Originally posted by christina-66
reply to post by googolplex
'Acute hearing' and 'perfect memory syndrome' are both psychotic symptoms which I have experienced. Remembering everything seen, heard, read, felt, smelled, and said in your whole life is great but not all at one time (which is what happens).
The acute hearing is similar...the filter system of the brain disapears and i can hear a tap drip in the next room as clearly as the person sitting next to me talking.....going into a restaurant at those times is just a no no.
Originally posted by NewlyAwakened
I also in my OP pointed out what at this point in my understanding I can only call a "need for anxiety". Something deep down requires me to be anxious, something logic cannot seem to attack, and so the more logic attacks its "reasons" for anxiety, the more various fanciful things rise to the surface.
The stress triggers you to such a level that your conscious mind just shuts down and the 'survival' mind - subconscious mind takes control. I have a slim build - I carry no spare body fat whatsoever. When I'm stressed I cannot eat - my throat gets tight and I can't swallow the food. Because I have no body fat, my body thinks its being starved and starts producing excesses of a female hormone (not eostrogen) which is what pushes me into 'survival' mode
The subconscious survivor in us knows NO morality -no manners. (morality is one of the roles of the conscious mind). They record that people going through psychosis are promiscuous and will have sex with anyone. That's not for the sex......these people WANT to reproduce. They WANT a baby.
Its a bit like being in a hypnotic trance - when the hypnotist can bring your subconscious to the fore....you become highly suggestible. Again a similar state to psychosis.
Not sure, but in non schizophrenics, I do notice that people who have a preoccupation with their egoic self do tend to spend significant amounts of time in the past and in the future, often on negative events in both areas, and while I am not sure why they choose the negative, (Perhaps because nature has wired us so that fear and negativity provide a stronger bang for the buck to keep us alive?) I do notice that if you, or they, can pull their attention into the immediate present, they feel better.