What everyone should understand about brain fog

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Brain fog is not a diagnosable medical condition, but a term often used to describe a variety of symptoms. Photo: Pexels


(Deana Shevit Goldin/ Psychology Today) — We’ve all been there. You have a bout of insomnia and there’s no amount of caffeine that will clear your head in the morning. Or you take an antihistamine for your hay fever and it leaves your mind feeling a bit groggy and sluggish. This is what many describe as “brain fog.”

For most of us, this type of sluggish, fuzzy, or blurry feeling goes away after we get some rest or stop taking an antihistamine. But what if your thinking doesn’t return to normal? What do you do if you find yourself dealing with chronic brain fog?

There are many causes of chronic brain fog and while currently there are no FDA-approved medications for treating it, some antidepressants, psychotherapy, and at-home remedies may reduce the symptoms. (…)

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