Is there any reason, my ability to problem solve and attention span has turned into retard level. I cant even pay attention to a tv show and I can barely pay attention to what I read. What could be the cause of this?
>>10192854we need more detail. how is your lifestyle? are there any bad habits you indulge in? how is your mood? do you go out? how long has this been going on?
>>10192860I graduated from college and got a job as an RF engineer. I slowly began losing my attention span and problem solving skills until I had a psychotic breakdown with serious delusions and some hallucinations. For the past 3 years I've been unable to hold down a job and my cognitive problems are getting worse and worse to the point i cant even focus on television. I had my worst episode of psychosis a few months back and I feel like it took a giant hunk of brain in the process. I can barely add and subtract now I've forgotten almost all basic science and its as if entire years of my life have been lost.
>>10193039>early adulthood psychosis after college>guys why am i progressively losing cog functionanon
>>10193048Is there a way I could stop it? I'm allergic to anti psychotics and I cant function as a human being if im like this
>>10193062Nope. Expecting to be spamming /sci/ about magic triangles and wifi signals in about 8 months.
>>10193073>magic trianglesI got fired from my first job over a delusion that involved triangles, prime numbers and the return of a second moon. No joke.
>>10193039i thought this was going to be a good thread that would help me with a similar problem>What could be the cause of this?>I had a psychotic breakdown oh. oh well
>>10193079Stop browsing /x/ idiot.Try keeping your overall health in check.Tight sleep schedules, exercise, introspection & stuff like that.Get sunlight and absolutely cut on sugar.Set a number of hours for doing something you can focus on, be it gaming or books.
>>10193039how much sleep do you get?how much screentime do you bombard yourself with everyday?how often do you get to socialize with well-adjusted people?
>>10193039you probably have negative schizophrenia
>>10193179>/x/Never been there. I usually just have auditory hallucinations and then it feels like my brain is being fried followed by rapid racing thoughts that result in severe delusions.
>>10193197Yeah im schizophrenic and I know these are the negative symptoms but is there anyway I can fix it?
>>10192854For some, and me, a little bit of getting old happens in the first half of the twenties. You brain is loosing that childlike elasticity and sponge effect. Next will come better control and concentration to work with what you have.
>>10193048>>10193039I'm expereincing psychosis at only 18 years of age, wtf guys how much time do i have left?!
>>10193079>the return of a second moon.You can't just leave that hanging, anon. Tell me more.
>>10192854I'm 37. My cognitive ability and memory has decreased rapidly in the past five years. I can still "do" most of what I did before, but it takes a little more concentrated effort. I first noticed it with my memory and the pace of my recall.
>>10193518I'll also add in that I waa doing quite a loy of drugs at the time too - heavy amounts of cocaine and LSD and ketamine on weekends. But I think quitting smoking was the biggest and most obvious detriment to my cognitive ability.
>>10193518>But I think quitting smoking was the biggest and most obvious detriment to my cognitive abilityBeen there fucking done that. short attention span / stupidity will pass after about a month. cravings for about a year. after that you'll feel 5 years younger with the odd craving when you get drunk. drinking is actually the biggest impediment to stopping smoking permanently.
>>10193528I technically haven't "quit" - as noted, whenever I'm drinking at a party or even alone, which is only every few months, I blow through a pack of cigarettes. I also still smoke socially at work sometimes with certain co-workers. It could be this state of limbo giving me problems.
>>10193532good bet. I tried cutting back a few times first and it fucks your head almost as bad as quitting.
>>10193062no. you can mitigate it with good diet, exercise, socializing frequently, and good sleep. stay away from all psychotropics and learn to control your thoughts as best you can (allocate attention wisely). Its a neurodegenerative condition which will progress as you age, but you can nullify nearly all of it for most of your life. Literally a death sentence for your brain though, im sorry.>>10193498How should I know that? Can you control your intake of psychotropics? Are you capable of being up at night without psychotic ideation? How many episodes a week, what have you done during them? Are you on anti-psychotics (if yes its going to get significantly worse when off them). Like i said above, its permanent and degenerativr, you have bad genes and are being selected out of the gene pool.
>>10192854Wireless devices and aluminum exposure. Given your job, mostly the former. You may well have developed microwave sickness.Think horses, not zebras. Look at what everyone around you is saying. "My head" "my memory" my this, my that. Look at this poster >>10193518 and the time scale described. I've suffered the same thing, and all I've got is a WiMax tower a mile or so from my house and a cell tower a few miles in the other direction.We know what causes it. We have decades of epidemiological data and hard mechanistic links. It's the fucking wireless garbage, get rid of it and get away from it. The longer you're around it, the less reversible its effects.
>>10193201Yes go to a psychiatrist you moron
>>10193561Also, a much more speculative possibility. They put retroviruses in the vaccines. Given that RF can control gene expression, perhaps our kill switch has been activated.
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>>10192854Aging causes some decline in intelligence, but nowhere near as severe or fast as you're experiencing. Even then it's mostly due to diabetes, alcoholism, neurotoxin load, etc. Diseases associated with aging that you might never have. If it really worries you consider adding more quercetin into your diet. It's pretty effective at fighting age-related declines in memory and reasoning. This study was done in mice but it'll probably work in humanshttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002839081500043X
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24871202>We found a significant negative association between reported pornography hours per week and gray matter volume in the right caudate (P<.001, corrected for multiple comparisons) as well as with functional activity during a sexual cue-reactivity paradigm in the left putamen (P<.001). Functional connectivity of the right caudate to the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex was negatively associated with hours of pornography consumption.>CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE:>The negative association of self-reported pornography consumption with the right striatum (caudate) volume, left striatum (putamen) activation during cue reactivity, and lower functional connectivity of the right caudate to the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex could reflect change in neural plasticity as a consequence of an intense stimulation of the reward system, together with a lower top-down modulation of prefrontal cortical areas. Alternatively, it could be a precondition that makes pornography consumption more rewarding.you know the reason why
>>10193959>((((correcting)))) your dataWhy don't they just admit their data didn't support their hypothesis until they "fixed" it?
>>10193503ngl that's a fucking awesome idea
>>10192854same here, probably caused by shitposting in /sci/ -.-
>>10194028Also this just confirms my hypothesis: /sci/ is full of schizos...
>>10192854G starts to crystalize from 25 onward.
>>10193524>WHY ARE THESE THINGS HABBENING TO MUH COGNITIVE ABILITIES>I mean yeah I use drugs but it can’t be that right?Both OP and this thread are cancer. Your cognitive capabilities will return to normal with consistent healthy habits you fucking tard. Get off 4chan and never come back.
>>10193039Negative symptoms are a thing but you also loose a bit of cognitive abilities after each relapse that's why it's important to take antipsychotics to help preventing them.I know many people here are retarded when it comes to mental illnesses saying they don't even exist or that drugs do nothing but you risk becoming completely demented if you do nothing.
>>10192854Do you take any pharmaceuticals? Antidepressants, antipsychotics, stimulants could all do that.
>>10193561not this.>>10193959not this.>>10193185this.>>10192854It's because of your phone + 4chan.Do a dopamine detox for 24 hours, and then try to read a textbook and solve some problems. You'll find that your cognitive abilities are exactly the same as they were during you undergrad. All that's changed is that the digital trends have marched on and you haven't disciplined yourself enough to avoid their catastrophic effects on attention span. Get off 4chan.
>>10192854Any chance you need glasses and have been ignoring it?All my computer work during my early 20s ruined my eyesight and made everything appear vague and blurry in a way that kind of makes me feel retarded. When I got glasses, my focus all returned.
>>10194814He’s wrong. Iq peaks in late hs-early undergrad and then starts to fall very slowly in your mid-late 20’s. There’s noticable creativity and processing speed declines in your 30’s and 40’s and then a huge drop off in late 50’s-60’s depending on many different factors. crystalline intelligence increases most of your professional career but fluid iq drops after you’re like 21 years old. OP has a mental illness and is being hit by neurodegenerative cognitive decline not just by aging.
>>10195125>they lose cog function each relapsethere’s no way of knowing this, and anti-depressants can lower iq and anti-psychotics absolutely do lower iq and processing speed. Nothing will help, its inevitable, self control and sleep are the best things you can do.
>>10195346very astute diagnosis doctor brainlet anon
>>10195346This is a meme. Most of that can be explained by the Flynn effect.https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13803391003596413This is like those fat acceptance types that say obesity is just a natural part of aging and mislead people about metabolism. Aging causes a slight decline in intellect.
>>10195405interesting finding. Thank you for your informative post anon.
>>10195336>His symptoms>Dopamine detox[Insert drooling brainlet image here]If you want to talk about attention span and working memory, look at what wireless devices do to the hippocampus / dentate gyrus. Massive damage, and in rodent models, often a near complete loss of a distinct CA1 pyramidal neuron layer on histological analysis."not this", give me a fucking break for one goddamn instant in this constant nightmare of ignorance and evil.