Invalidating people

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To adapt to this unhealthy and dysfunctional environment, the working relationship between his thoughts and feelings becomes twisted. They distract themselves with TV, movies, music, shopping, sports, religion, drugs, alcohol etc. Those things don't help me find answers to my questions.His emotional responses, emotional management, and emotional development will likely be seriously, and perhaps permanently, impaired. So I guess I will continue thinking and looking serious when I think about things that are important to me.For example, temperamental traits such as impulsivity are inherited.If brought up in supportive and empathetic home, an impulsive child will learn to control their behavior and keep tabs on their impulses.

Making a child believe their thoughts or feelings are just plain wrong without being understanding of them is invalidating.

Clearview Women’s Center is a residential treatment program that specializes in Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

The center, located in Venice Beach, Calif., is the premier program on the West Coast for BPD treatment. Characterized by emotional instability, self-harmful behavior, and impulsivity, it is the one of the hardest psychiatric disorders to treat.

The emotional processes which worked for him as a child may begin to work against him as an adult. of Duke University supports the idea that invalidation leads to mental health problems. The other day I started chatting with someone who I will call Nadia I was feeling very depressed.

In fact, one definition of the so-called "borderline personality disorder" is "the normal response of a sensitive person to an invalidating environment" (Psychiatrist R. Laing said that when we invalidate people or deny their perceptions and personal experiences, we make mental invalids of them. He writes "...a history of emotion invalidation (i.e., a history of childhood psychological abuse and parental punishment, minimization, and distress in response to negative emotion) was significantly associated with emotion inhibition (i.e., ambivalence over emotional expression, thought suppression, and avoidant stress responses). They said "How are you," but I didn't want to tell them. Nadia pressed me to explain why I didn't want to talk about how I was feeling, so I told her honestly that I was a little afraid she would later say that I just talk to her when I have a problem. Am I wrong to feel afraid of what I feel afraid of?

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