Brain fog is an umbrella term for a wide variety of symptoms. Generally speaking it is where individuals feel disconnected from themselves and disoriented within their environment. The person often feels deskilled and even incompetent as simple activities feel more demanding. At one end of the continuum, brain fog can feel like you are out of touch and not really present, as if you are literally trying to see on a foggy day. At the worse end of the continuum, the person can feel quite neurotic, scared, confused, even paranoid.
In this interesting article the author highlights seven primary reasons for brain fog, offering a rationale for what one can do about it. There is no single antidote because it does depend on what is causing one’s brain fog. It’s important not to leave this condition untreated, because it can be a gateway to more severe problems.