Feelings of impending doom

Feelings of impending doom can be described as sudden sensations of overwhelming fear and urgency based upon the unfounded belief that a negative event is about to occur in the immediate future. These expected negative events typically include some kind of medical emergency, one's death, or the world coming to an end. This effect can be the result of real evidence, but is most often based on an unfounded delusion or negative hallucinations. The intensity of these feelings can range from subtle to overwhelming enough to trigger panic attacks and a strong sense of urgency.

Feelings of impending doom can be a manifestation of a number of things including reactions to certain psychoactive substances, medical issues, mental illness, or interpersonal problems.[1] They are often accompanied by anxiety, depression, or unspeakable horrors and are most commonly induced under the influence of heavy dosages of hallucinogenic compounds such as psychedelics, dissociatives, and deliriants.

psychoactive substances

Compounds which may cause this effect commonly include:

2-FA, 25B-NBOH, 25C-NBOH, 25C-NBOMe, 25D-NBOMe, 25I-NBOH, 25I-NBOMe, 4-AcO-DMT, A-PHP, A-PVP, Benzydamine, Cannabis, DMT, DPT, Datura, Dextromethorphan, Diphenhydramine, Ibogaine, MCPP, PCE, PCP, Psilocin, Psilocybin mushroom, Salvinorin A


Documentation written by Josie Kins