Thought deceleration can be described as the mental process of thought being slowed down significantly in comparison to that of normal sobriety. When experiencing this effect, it will feel as if the time it takes to think a thought and the amount of time which occurs between each thought has been slowed down to the point of greatly impairing cognitive processes.
Thought deceleration is often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as analysis suppression and sedation in a manner which not only decreases the person's speed of thought, but also significantly decreases the sharpness of a person's mental clarity. It is most commonly induced under the influence of heavy dosages of depressant compounds, such as GABAergics, antipsychotics, and opioids. However, it can also occur to a lesser extent under the influence of heavy dosages of hallucinogens such as psychedelics, dissociatives, deliriants, and cannabinoids.
Compounds within our psychoactive substance index which may cause this effect include:
- Responsible use
- Subjective effects index
- Thought acceleration
- Dissociatives - Subjective effects
- Deliriants - Subjective effects
- Psychedelics - Subjective effects