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Aphantasia and Mental Illness

Since this is brain business, I’ve been wondering if aphantasia and mental illness may possibly have some kind of link? I have bipolar disorder and grew up with severe anxiety, which was treated with mindfullness which did NOT work! I now wonder if that is because I cannot picture the beach I’m supposed to be walking on… Has anyone else struggled with mindfulness/meditation? Does anyone else have mental illness too? The brain is so connected and complex, I can’t help but wonder if there could be something there.

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