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  1. Yes, definitely fair to say. Just neurocognitive deficit is a rather vague term if you ask me. It is more important to know what yours specifically refers to and what can be done to help you function in life in despite of it, if anything can be done.
  2. Neurocognitive deficits can come from a lot of things. Not just medication. Most commonly, they are associated with neurodevelopmental conditions, i.e, autism, ADHD and learning disabilities. They can also happen with intellectual disability, Alzheimer's and other types of dementia, acquired and traumatic brain injuries and stroke. Executive dysfunction is a broader term for a variety of neurocognitive deficits. Any type of cognitive deficit that resides from neurological function is a neurocognitive deficit. I am fairly sure there are other conditions that come with it that I haven't mentioned. But to answer the question, yes, I have and like Butterflykisses, I have had mine since childhood and a lot of them make daily functioning absolute hell.
  3. Yeah. Doesn't really matter treatment wise, because all trauma symptoms can be treated with the same therapy, so long as the therapist is trauma informed and has the expertise to do so.
  4. Ah. I think I would find that quite strange and difficult to understand, but I suppose it depends on what kind of trauma it was. I just imagine it would be difficult knowing it is a flashback and therefore from the past if it had no visual component.
  5. This may seem like a bizarre question, and you don't have to answer it, but does your aphantasia impact the kind of flashbacks you have/had if you don't experience them anymore? Like, no visual flashbacks of the events? And does yours also impact your ability to recall sound, smell and touch like it does for some people with it? I agree, family trauma stuff is different to the kind of trauma where exposures can be used, and its usually more pervasive, so I think its fairly standard to go to and from approaching it, otherwise a lot of people would be approaching it forever and be unable to approach any other issues needing therapy.
  6. Yeah, aphantasia is going to be a challenge with trauma stuff. A lot of therapists rely on imagery for various aspects of treatment. I know its been a barrier for me, and I don't technically have aphantasia, just limited visual skills in that area. Good luck with finding things that do help though.
  7. Those techniques are called resourcing techniques. They are a part of the preparation phase of EMDR, but a lot of therapists who use other trauma therapies also use them to prepare their clients for the processing phase of treatment. Resourcing is where the therapist helps you to resource your own personal and internal strategies to help yourself when dealing with the trauma, so your reliance on others is reduced and you have more resilience towards whatever you went through and the effects of it. The container imagery and bilateral tapping are the most common ones, but there are others. Somatic therapies use resourcing a lot also, with body scans and breathing activities. Personally I find imagery too difficult because I can usually only picture things in my brain if I have experience with them or have seen them somewhere before, and safety isn't one of them for me, and at this point body activities are off the cards for me, I have strong boundaries towards them.
  8. This is some high grade, absolutely moronic nonsense. Being an atheist does not mean you are absent of conviction, are full of shit or never scared of yourself. Nor does lack of conviction, being full of shit or absence of anxiety surrounding oneself mostly come from lack of belief in or a fear of a high power. It just means you don't believe in a god or deity, and that you don't subscribe to, nor believe in, any relegion. But thanks for the attempted insult. I assure you that I have plenty of convictions and morality, as do the vast majority of atheists.
  9. And I agree also that there comes a point where doing the same shit over and over again, or any effort at all, becomes futile and pointless because its obvious nothing besides harm is going to come of it. I do personally agree with euthanasia in all instances, but I highly doubt it will ever be a reality in this society. Its too stubborn and resistant to it.
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