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It’s easy to think that if you’re not suffering from depression or anxiety, then it must be because of stress or anything else that isn’t in your control. However I will say that I have had two mental breakdowns within the last 20 years and both were caused by emotional abuse or neglect. For the sake of this article, I am only going to talk about one of them. The first time, I was a person who just didn’t know how to cope with my feelings.
After being abused for years by my parents, my father, and my step-father I began to develop symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD). With BPD we start suffering from intense emotional reactions such as anger, irritability and over/under-generalizing that affect our daily lives. During these times it is important to remember that there are no permanent solutions but there are steps you can take to help. If you want to learn more about this read on.
I had developed symptoms because my mind wasn’t coping. This was probably a long term issue that would need to be dealt with by myself rather than in some other help center. My solution was to leave my room and find somewhere quiet to go and chill out. There was always someone who needed my attention so for most of the day I would lay in my bed thinking about what others were doing. When the day came that I wasn’t feeling well I would go upstairs and sit in my room with my headphones on listening to music and see other people sleeping. As soon as they woke up, I would jump into their car and head down to the park. On these drives it was easier to open my eyes because all I could remember was what the noise made me feel.
I also suffered from anxiety disorders due to bullying. One of the symptoms I would suffer from was panic attacks which I had been diagnosed with as a child. At this point, I felt helpless and terrified that anyone would harm me. I would feel helpless because I didn’t understand how to cope. Even though these attacks are sometimes controlled, they still remain scary because they are out of my control. Anxiety was also caused by childhood trauma. Being bullied when I was younger left a deep pain in my stomach and even today on any given day it makes me feel like something might hurt me.
I also experienced anxiety caused by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in later life to cope with grief of losing my dad. PTSD is known to appear after traumatic events such as natural disasters and being sexually assaulted. A good way to prevent PTSD is to practice mindfulness techniques and try to stay away from toxic relationships such as family members. Another thing I did to prevent PTSD was to stop watching movies like “The Twilight Saga” or “Hercules”. The reason behind this is that they could make you feel bad at any given moment and this could damage your cognitive ability to function. If something that happens and you are unable to recognize it then you will start imagining what it might look like and what would happen next. You don’t need to watch those anymore since it has become a part of history with Hollywood productions.