#ASD #mentalhealth Emotional Flooding And What To Do About It — Giusi Silvestri - Inter-Personal Relations Consulting
I’m very sure I’ve experienced a version of ‘flooding’ . For me it’s a non sensory situation in which acute stress and worry causes me to become highly anxious,irrational, paranoid, and verbally volatile.
Emotional regulation completely fails in such a situation . Psych services have historically been incompetent/useless in such a situation. Using it to portray one as a ‘bad’ person . Fortunately being on a regular depot antipsychotic has helped quite a lot.
At times I would use as much alcohol as quickly as possible in order to crash out . That was a way of trying to cope.