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Aphantasia Induced by SSRIS

Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:42 pm
by raven100
Hi guys, been a while since I last posted. Had a tough time recently, broke up with my girlfriend cause my personality has got a lot more dull since this withdrawal started. Any improvements I thought I was seeing have now fizzled out a bit. Feel very bleak, almost suicidal but I know it will be many years with no improvement before I start to consider that as an option.

Was trying to get to the root of what my most serious symptoms are, and I think a really important one is Aphantasia (loss of visual imagination, or loss of the 'minds eye') Is that classified as a component of anhedonia? Has anyone who lost their imagination got it back after a while? It really gets me down that I've lost this because I used to daydream nonstop before, and I think it's one of the reasons I don't enjoy reading anymore

Re: Aphantasia Induced by SSRIS

Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:17 pm
by PLZNO
Oh I see what it means!
Images that come into your mind when you read novels or other things
You're talking about that feeling, right?
Strange .. we all have PSSD but it's all different

I'm sorry to hear that

Re: Aphantasia Induced by SSRIS

Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:45 pm
by raven100
Thanks PLZNO, yeah that's what I'm talking about, we all have it different but there are definitely clear groups we fall into. Some people seem to just have sexual dysfunction, but mentally seem to be ok (apart from depression over their sexual dysfunction and preexisting mental illness). Others like me seem to have lost a lot of emotion. I guess my questions are for those who fall into the latter category.

Re: Aphantasia Induced by SSRIS

Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:47 am
by raven100
So no one else has this symptom?

Re: Aphantasia Induced by SSRIS

Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:32 am
by nonesuch
I've had this, along with the sexual bits. I've gotten very frustrated when reading, listening to music or w/e because i know i used to have images spring up and spin away, spontaneously, and they would like.. help me "get into" whatever it is i was doing, reading, etc. Things have felt really dull. No imagination, musical ideas or whatever, which feels beyond something like depression. So i think i know what you're talking about. It's getting better slowly for me.