No, I don't think so. If so it's not because of HPPD, but rather genes and lifestyle. If you have HPPD there's a good chance you also have mental illness yourself or have family members who suffer from an illness of some kind or another. This, and not contracting HPPD, is what will likely raise your risk of dementia. I really can't emphasize how much this sort of thing can be prevented though. If you eat healthy, exercise and limit stress your chances of getting some form of dementia are extremely low even if you're exposed to it genetically.
Seems there's been an uptick in posts where users wonder whether they have HPPD, which I've always found a bit strange considering I knew I had HPPD the minute I read the symptoms list. If you take drugs and end up with HPPD symptoms then you have HPPD. I think it would be helpful to have an introductory post stating something along these lines, perhaps listing symptoms, what steps to take, what to do, what not to do, etc. I can even make one of these if someone wants to pin it. I just think there needs to be some general outline of what this condition is and what to do about it so people don't come here so lost. Just a thought.
Hey everyone. Ever since I got my mild "HPPD," I've been experiencing mild/moderate starbursts and halos off of streetlights, headlights, and reflections of the sun. I do believe I am more sensitive to sunlight (slowly decreasing), and I do believe I sort of see colors a bit brighter now. Lastly, I do notice very slight ghosting off of bright images. Anyone have similar symptoms? Do these go away? Or has anyone heard of these symptoms slowly dissipating?