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Did Dyspraxia mess with your emotions?

Total votes : 24


Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:38 am

Did Dyspraxia mess with your emotions? I've noticed certain emotions are different to a normal human being. Sadness for me always seems to be very high as well as worrying but emotions like hate and anger, I rarely have. What about you?

Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:40 am

I don't experience hate at all but anger and jealuousy are strong ones for me as well as anxiety. One thing though-it is a bit generalising to imply that "normal" people all experience the same emotions and that dyspraxics experience different emotions. I know you probably didn't intend it to come out like that but that's how some people may take it.

Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:57 pm

I don't think dyspraxia makes you emotionaly different from others, but it does mean that at certain times of your life you may have more to deal with. I put yes because at a time when I really needed to blend in a litlte it was like a big neon light saying "Freak!", and that made me get quite depressed for over 4 years.

Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:49 pm

I'm happy all the time and I rarely get sad. But I do get angry. I shout really loud but thinking of steamrollers help :lol: (A Fish Called Wanda)

Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:00 pm

I would love to be happy all the time but the main emotions on normal day would be sadness, fear and nervousness. I tend to panic a lot and I am constantly worrying about my past, present and future.

Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:37 am

i am a nervous person by nature and i cannot control anger (a few years back i gave my mum a massive bruise and i have done some horribly violent things in my life. i am consumed by guilt sometimes)

Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:52 pm

It was more the bullying which messed with my emotions. But then I may not have been bullied so much if I wasn't dyspraxic so I would have to say yes.

Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:20 pm

I do not think that dyspraxia affects your emotional reactions, at least not to that degree. It's important not to conflate dyspraxia with mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, and social phobia. (I remember you talking about having social phobia on another thread.)

I developed a very anxious streak in preschool because my special needs were not being met. The anxiety escalated to clinical levels because of bullying. As a result my emotional reactions were not always congruent with or proportionate to the situation, but thanks to a longish stint of cognitive behavioural therapy this has got much better. I still suffer from anxiety, but I am able to regulate my emotional responses now.

Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:34 pm

the stuff I suffered because of my Dyspraxia made me depressed but not the Dyspaxia in self. For instance i was bullied because of dyspraxia and that affected my selfasteem and emotions.The sexual abuse was done to me at a special ed school were i went because of DCD and i selfharmed because i could talk about my emotions because of verbal dyspraxia.
so if depressions an emotion then dyspraxia affected my emotions I guess. I seem to sound like i am blaming my dyspraxia for everything, which i was a bit but let me just end in a posative note and say i still wouldnt get rid of dypraxia if i could and im glad I went to that school.

Re: Emotions

Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:07 pm

I want to scream and cry all the time now I mainly only get cross at people though I seem to have advanced hearing and can hear people far away 4 people talking about me behind my back I confront them with what I hear and say that then I get mad I seem to always be stressed but is quite optimistic I used o be reall y happ y but now just when I'm on my own with my friend or finished all the questions in history which is meant to take an hour and a weeks homework people kept teapetedly asking me questions I wanted to tell them that I dont know everything but they seem to think I'm a history swot sorry for going off topic
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