Many anxiety and panic attacks sufferers have experienced their first anxiety or panic attack as a result of (or while) taking substances that induce hallucinogenic responses, for example, Cocaine, LSD, Heroin and even Cannabis, to name but a few.
Some clients have experienced similar symptoms after taking prescription medications which alter the brain's perception of signals from the sensory organs.
Post Hallucinogenic Perceptual Disorder is the disorder which arises from these experiences. It has been our experience that our clients who initially complained of perceptual disturbances and anxiety / panic attacks as a result of taking an hallucinogenic drug, have also made full and permanent recoveries.
Although the drug has temporarily changed their perception of the world, this has, in our experience, only been a transient or temporary effect.
Mind-altering medications work in a similar way to anxiety disorders believe it or not. Anxiety disorder sufferers, like Post Hallucinogenic Perceptual Disorder sufferers, have opened a 'doorway' into part of the mind that normally isn't accessed. It's almost like fine-tuning your senses; awareness and perception become heightened causing the sufferer to experience a much more acute perception of every experience. In Post Hallucinogenic Perceptual Disorders, this is achieved through taking a drug; in anxiety disorder it is created by chemical changes in the blood and brain, but the affect is the same.
By eliminating the resultant anxiety and panic attacks, the anxiety-provoking element of your Post Hallucinogenic Perceptual Disorder is removed and with it, the sensory abnormalities and experiences are reduced and eliminated too.
Recovered anxiety sufferers often describe a sense of being more perceptive, more sensitive to personality traits, more loving, caring and nurturing and certainly more intelligent (this has been well documented.)
You have opened a 'doorway to a creative control center' in your mind which can't be closed. Instead producing Post Hallucinogenic Perceptual Disorders, Anxiety and Panic Attacks, you can re-train it to be more productive and free yourself of anxiety and panic attacks.
My name is Charles Linden and I too experienced this exact same effect. I was taking a cocktail of medication which completely changed my perception of myself and the world around me. When I eliminated the drugs and removed the inappropriate anxiety, I experienced enhanced creativity, new psychological strength and enhanced perceptions of people and situations. My clients talk of similar experiences.
Once the amygdala is reset back down to a 'normal' level... anxiety is switched off.
The Linden Method is geared towards those with anxiety disorders and panic attacks and not specifically for the treatment of Post Hallucinogenic Perceptual Disorders, however, I promise you that by following this method correctly, you will realize that its core cause is exactly the same.
Author of The Linden Method® and
CEO of The Linden Centers