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Understanding Emotional Dysregulation

Emotional regulation is a term used to describe an individual’s inability to manage or respond to their emotional experiences in a manner that is considered typical or socially acceptable. Emotional DYS-regulation occurs when an individual experiences intense emotions that they find difficult to control or cope with. This can lead to extreme emotional reactions, impulsive behaviours, and challenges in returning to a calm state after an emotional episode. It is not a specific diagnosis but rather a symptom that can be present in various mental health conditions, such as borderline personality disorder (BPD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and depression. While everyone experiences strong emotions from time to time, those with emotional dysregulation struggle with these feelings on a more frequent and intense basis.

Symptoms of Emotional Dysregulation

Symptoms can vary widely but often include:

How Emotional Dysregulation Affects Life

When emotional regulation is impaired, it can have widespread effects:

Causes of Emotional Dysregulation

The causes can be complex and multifaceted, often involving a combination of genetic, environmental, and psychological factors. Some common contributors include:

Managing Emotional Dysregulation

While emotional dysregulation can be challenging, several strategies can help manage its symptoms:

When to Seek Help

If you or someone you know is struggling with emotional dysregulation, it’s important to seek professional help. A mental health professional can provide a comprehensive assessment and develop a personalised treatment plan. Remember, seeking help is a sign of strength and a crucial step toward improving emotional health and overall quality of life.

At Cova Psychology, our Melbourne psychologists are dedicated to helping individuals understand and manage their emotions. We offer compassionate and evidence-based treatments tailored to meet your unique needs. These treatments may include one or combination of the following: