Emotion suppression

Emotion suppression can be described as an effect which greatly decreases the intensity of one's current emotional state far below normal levels. This dulls or suppresses the genuine emotions that a person was already feeling prior to ingesting the drug.

For example, an individual who is currently feeling somewhat anxious or emotionally unstable may begin to feel very apathetic, neutral, uncaring, and emotionally blank. It is worth noting that although a reduction in the intensity of one's emotions can be beneficial during negative states, it can detract from one's wellbeing in equal measure during more positive emotional states.

Emotion suppression is often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as sedation, thought deceleration, and analysis suppression. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of antipsychotic compounds, such as quetiapine, haloperidol, and risperidone. However, it can also occur in a more powerful although less consistent form under the influence of heavy dosages of dissociatives, SSRI's, and GABAergic depressants.

psychoactive substances

Compounds which may cause this effect commonly include:

Alprazolam, Armodafinil, Clonazepam, Datura, Deschloroetizolam, Desoxypipradol, Dextromethorphan & Diphenhydramine, Diazepam, Diclazepam, Diphenhydramine, Etizolam, Flubromazepam, Flubromazolam, Gabapentin, Lorazepam, Metizolam, Naloxone, Nifoxipam, Pentobarbital, Phenobarbital, Pramiracetam, Prochlorperazine, Quetiapine, Secobarbital, Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, Temazepam, Zopiclone


Documentation written by Josie Kins