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HAVE you read this before? A 23-year-old man from the UK almost certainly feels like he has – he’s the first person to report persistent déjà vu stemming from anxiety rather than any obvious neurological disorder.

Nobody knows exactly how or why déjà vu happens, but for most of us it is rare. Some people experience it more often, as a side effect associated with epileptic seizures or dementia.

Now, researchers have discovered the first person with what they call “psychogenic déjà vu” – where the cause appears to be psychological. The man’s episodes began just after he started university, a period when he felt anxious and was also experiencing obsessive compulsions. As time went on, his déjà vu became more and more prolonged, and then fairly continuous after he tried LSD. Now, he avoids television and radio, and finds newspapers distressing as the content feels familiar. (1)

Stop being anxious.
Stop worrying.

And you will see that everything is past.
And you will see that everything is new.

Get rid of the old definitions.
Get rid of the old knowledge.

See everything as different.
See everything as the same.

Get crazy.
It is the only way to be logical.

2414_foto530c87e9b3f40

HAVE you read this before? A 23-year-old man from the UK almost certainly feels like he has – he’s the first person to report persistent déjà vu stemming from anxiety rather than any obvious neurological disorder.

Nobody knows exactly how or why déjà vu happens, but for most of us it is rare. Some people experience it more often, as a side effect associated with epileptic seizures or dementia.

Now, researchers have discovered the first person with what they call “psychogenic déjà vu” – where the cause appears to be psychological. The man’s episodes began just after he started university, a period when he felt anxious and was also experiencing obsessive compulsions. As time went on, his déjà vu became more and more prolonged, and then fairly continuous after he tried LSD. Now, he avoids television and radio, and finds newspapers distressing as the content feels familiar. (1)

Stop being anxious.
Stop worrying.

And you will see that everything is past.
And you will see that …