I've been curious about this for some time now. I went through a pretty bad stage of depression that lasted somewhere near two years. I'm still recovering from it and have to be very cautious about my well being. I wasn't sleeping at the time at the time and I don't recall eating much. In ernest I can hardly remember anything from this period. However, something thats stuck with me; whilst at my worst I experienced something rather unusual, when I was, only what I can describe as; feeling the most awful I could ever imagine feeling and just when I felt it was too much to bear, a particularly strange thing would happen. There seemed to be a release of some chemical or another and I'd instantly relax and feel better (essentially an orgasm originating from my brain). The effects only lasted a short time but I'm sure this stopped me having a heart attack or something. Does anyone know what happened here. I'm a biomed (That is NOT a Dr) and am looking for some insight into what this process/molecule is? Any ideas? Can't find anything online about it.
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