Thought loops can be described as the experience of becoming trapped within a chain of thoughts, actions and emotions which repeat themselves over and over again in a cyclic loop. These loops can range from anywhere between 5 seconds and 2 minutes in length. It can be extremely disorientating to undergo this effect and it often triggers states of progressive anxiety within people who may be unfamiliar with the experience. The most effective way to end a cycle of thought loops is to simply sit down and try to let go.
This state of mind is most likely to occur during states of memory suppression in which there is a partial or complete failure of one's short-term memory. This may suggest that thought loops are the result of cognitive processes becoming unable to sustain themselves for appropriate lengths of time due to a lapse in short-term memory, resulting in the thought process attempting to restart from the beginning only to fall short once again in a perpetual cycle.
Thought loops are a common effect which primarily occurs under the influence of strong to heavy dosages of hallucinogenic compounds. These commonly include, psychedelics, dissociatives, deliriants and cannabinoids. However, this effect can also occur less consistently under the influence extremely heavy dosages of stimulants and benzodiazepines
Compounds which may cause this effect commonly include:
1P-ETH-LAD, 1P-LSD, 2C-P, 2C-T-2, 2C-T-7, 4-AcO-DET, 4-AcO-DMT, 4-AcO-MET, 4-AcO-MiPT, 4-HO-DET, 4-HO-DPT, 4-HO-DiPT, 4-HO-EPT, 4-HO-MET, 4-HO-MPT, 4-HO-MiPT, 5-MeO-DiPT, AL-LAD, ALD-52, Allylescaline, DET, DOB, DOI, DPT, ETH-LAD, Ibogaine, LSA, LSD, LSM-775, LSZ, MET, MPT, Mescaline, Methallylescaline, PARGY-LAD, PRO-LAD, Poppers, Proscaline, Βk-2C-B
Documentation written by Josie Kins