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Old 08-01-16, 04:04 AM
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Re: Emotional regulation

Originally Posted by Fuzzy12 View Post
I've got huge problems with emotional regulation. It might be my biggest problem. Meds helped me quite a bit with this but apart form that I haven't found anything else that helps.
It is possible I was born with a emotionally hypersensitive temperament and also experienced consistent abnormal emotionally distressed circumstances, resulting in consistently abnormal distressed bottom up "emotional regulation", interfering slightly with development of my top down emotional-self-regulation, in early life, before the age of 4-7.

In turn, my slight lack of development of emotional-self-regulation, has resulted in slightly less top down self-control over my bottom up "emotional regulation", after the age of 4-7, until now.

Awareness, free play and medication have really helped.

"When people are suffering mentally, they want to feel better—they want to stop having bad emotions and start having good emotions." (-Temple Grandin)

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