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Katharina

46d

Does rejection cause trauma or mental illness?

    • SecondChance

      25d

      Trauma is different for everyone, it really depends on what you feel emotionally. Take a bit of time exploring the feelings you have by asking why you feel this way. You are awesome and a great question for sure 😀

      • Bre19

        24d

        @SecondChance that is very true

    • spicysugar

      33d

      I would recommend speaking to a professional about your symptoms : ) this is called rejection sensitivity, and is a symptom for many mental disorders such as BPD, DPD, and many others! I hope you find the help you’re looking for!

      • Bre19

        32d

        @spicysugar yes professionals have helped me through so much it can be difficult to find the right person but once you do it makes it easier to talk about what is happening

    • Tj673

      43d

      No but if you feel things deeper than others then the rejection might be a trigger for you. Or the could already be a mental illness you have that your not aware of

      • Bre19

        37d

        @Tj673 that is true

      • Katharina

        38d

        @Tj673 kind of like it was dormant and it woke it?

    • Clurrburr

      44d

      So I was turned down for a job opportunity to move up in the company I was working for at the time and I felt like I was spiraling and absolutely felt like my entire life was falling apart. Now I have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety previous to this but that felt like a punch to the gut. I had to get on antidepressants shortly after the rejection and because of changes to my work environment within that same company. So I'd say it can be triggering and cause trauma... Which can reveal mental illness? 🤷🏻‍♀️ Hope this helps.

      • Bre19

        43d

        @Clurrburr that is very interesting

        • Clurrburr

          43d

          @Bre19 thanks I don't really know how to better explain what I went through. It's been a couple years post trauma but it really just fucked with me really bad.

    • Noir

      44d

      It can contribute to the stress factor which can set off anxiety.

      • Bre19

        43d

        @Noir I have dealt with that before

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The psych who did an ASD evaluation mentioned that rejection registers as trauma to autistic brains and that's why it's so hard to stomach.

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