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Old 05-13-18, 05:06 AM
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Re: AD(H)D Families Overwhelmed With Emotional Distresses (part one)

Thanks psychopathetic

Yes it was nice to see my mother and also partially deal with the questions I had on my mind.

It is tuff when she lives so far away, and I worry that she is getting older and I will maybe not see her again.

I certainly do not blame my mother for already being chronically distressed.

What I learned was that my mother is so socially emotionally distressed already that she simply does not have the capacity to deal with anymore distressful topics.

It is normal for the neocortex to "shut down" when emotionally distressed, especially chronically emotionally distressed.

So I am going to have to figure out how to deal with these topics in different ways.

It helps me to know that my mom really does care, but the problem is that the topics overwhelm her.

"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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