Nootropic to help with emotional regulation? I have terrible anxiety/neuroticism, depression, anger and obsessive thoughts. A lot of the time I feel like I'm drowning. I can't stop crying, it's tough to distract myself from pain, I ruminate and circle in my head for hours and days and weeks. I can't let shit go and move on. My sleep sucks, when I finally get to sleep, I'm still thinking (I can't shut off), and am woken up by painful memories or dreams.
Then look at your overall diet and be sure you are not deficient in any micronutrients
So vits and minerals first
Also watch your intake of carbs as irregular insulin spikes will have an effect as well
After you have done all this consider nootropics proper
So acetyl l carnitine,L tyrosine,vit B12(methyl form) and a good choline source to begin with
Then go for passionflower etc to help with anxiety
Also physical exercise and sunlight
Do you have any actual medical issues?
Feel free to PM me if you would rather not discuss in open
Your symptoms seem extreme so i would be concerned about going over the top and prefer to try to achieve balance through diet,exercise,meditation ,counselling and non pharmalogical means first
Make sure you find a good physician, not one who blindly throws pills at the problem to see what sticks. Too many lazy doctors and pharmaceutical sales reps.
I never alluded to that, and you're taking what I said out of context, possibly intentionally. Mindfulness has been shown to physically alter the structure of the brain, most notably by reducing grey matter in the amygdala and increasing grey matter in the frontal and temporal lobes. What I was referring to is outside of that, when people have neurological imbalances or damage. I'm a strong believer in mindfulness/meditation/CBT, but to entirely discount supplements/drugs seems a little disingenous imo.
There is not a quick fix here unless you have a medical condition that can be properly identified and correctly treated
I agree that trying find ways to reset your sleeping patterns,do some light movement and ensure you have a good diet, share your experience with reddit community etc are a good way to start
Concentrate on breathing and clearing mind for emotional regulation and use non drug type supplements such as those based on amino acids,vits,minerals as well as light therapy in case of seasonal affective disorder or similar
Have more sex if you can as its a hell of a drug,im disabled foloowing brain and spinal trauma and some good sex makes me feel better than any amout of opiates/antidepressants or anything else drs have thrown at me
I have ADHD and also can drop into depressive issues and using ALCAR and L tyrosine along with a good choline source have helped me a lot there ,increased my mental aptitude again even though i have SEVERE brain damage and let me take myself off antidepressants without suffering the withdrawel i expected
Its after this i would move onto more drug like nootropics etc etc
Also take some adaptogens. Sun Horse Energy has an AMAZING one. Failing that try ginseng, ashwaganda and Rodiola. And realise it will take a little while to heal your brain. If you're up for it cut out any shite from your diet like processed foods. A good book is the ultra mind solution by Dr Mark Hyman.