Jordan Peterson, the famous psychologist, speaker and, some would say ‘conservative’, thinker has recently suffered some significant ill health, as you may have heard.
Apparently he was taking Benzos to cope with his anxiety issues but had a bad reaction to them and tried to come off them.
It’s left him with symptoms not dissimilar to the ones we talk about here every day, the ones we discuss in relation to VM, MAV and PPPD.
I was struck by his description of his symptoms, it sounds very much like our experience:
One has to wonder if his condition is just a deterioration of his anxiety he was already suffering.
And yet again it’s highlighting the close relationship between anxiety and vestibular health.
(Quite frankly, I’m not surprised he’s had anxiety, given the amount of time he spends in the political firing line from some pretty vicious mobs. Eventually that is going to get under your skin, no matter how strong you are.)