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Feeling that I Am Not Able to Process Information Anymore

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Happening quite often now (2-3 time a day). I feel like my mind is not able to process anymore and its going to explode (no headache, but heavyness). I feel very heavy inside. When it’s not happening, i feel nothing, everything normal. But when it starts it feels like the processing power of my brain is limited and the input coming is too much, you will say difficulty in reading or writing but NO, that not it…everything is normal. I am not able to explain it well. My head will start to feel heavy and things become too difficult.

Feeling quite similar to head being held under a hydraulic press or like a pressure cooker with no place for steam to escape. It’s just so vague to explain.

I don’t how to know what problem i am having. Maybe the cause of it is my confusion regarding the career choice, stress about financial problems, or the depression due to loneliness. I can’t tell what is happening to my life and brain. Everything seems to go south.

Coming back to real problem, my forehead seems heavy and very slight pain in forehead. I wouldn’t call it pain as its not near any severe to have any medication. When that happens (processing problem), its comes with slight nausea and questions about my existence. Even writing this I am feeling headache behind the head(occipital) and forehead. It’s just so heavy. (From India)

Feeling that I Am Not Able to Process Information Anymore

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  The brain fog you are describing is sometime a symptom of depression. Since you have described conditions such as career choice, stress about financial problems, and loneliness as potential causes it make sense that you may be feeling the way you do.

I recommend you see some therapy to help sort through the things that are weighing on you. This will help the fog to lift.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral


Feeling that I Am Not Able to Process Information Anymore

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Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Feeling that I Am Not Able to Process Information Anymore. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 1, 2020, from
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Last updated: 8 May 2018 (Originally: 2 Feb 2018)
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