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I’ve noticed that sometimes while I’m watching a video on my phone, someone in the video will say a certain phrase that makes me nauseous and dizzy. This phrase comes up again and again but I can never remember it after. When I try to go back in the videos, the things that make me nauseous were never actually said. What could this be?


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The fact that the same phrase is coming up, again and again, lets you know that it is likely to be internally generated rather than external. Internally generated words or phrases that are causing your discomfort are worth getting evaluated. I’ll encourage you to make an appointment with a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist to get an evaluation of what is going on.

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


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. (2019). Nostalgia. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 20, 2019, from
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