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Old 12-11-2017, 08:11 PM   #1
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Default selective mutism is becoming a problem

I have schizoaffective disorder and am 46 yrs old. I have so much going on in my head and heart, but not able to put anything into words. I am talking less and less to my girlfriend, my parents, and friends. It's as if all the stuff I'd like to talk about but can't is accumulating in my brain. But I don't know where to start or how to start talking about it.

I have schizoaffective disorder, and I'm a 46 year old male.
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Old 12-13-2017, 04:47 PM   #2
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I haven't been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. (Actually I've never received a diagnosis of any kind.) I once was given the MMPI to complete. One of the findings I recall was that I exhibited "schizoid ideation" whatever that means. (No one ever told me.)

I don't talk about anything either. I'm pretty-much reclusive, and I don't watch the news on TV or read newspapers. So I don't have much of anything to talk about. I'm mostly cut off from the outside world. And I don't talk about anything related to my mental health struggles. It's all so complicated & some of it would be downright humiliating to talk about. So I just keep it all to myself. But sometimes it begins to feel like the build-up of steam in a pressure cooker. Oh... & I'm pushing 70!
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hartbroken-

I enjoyed Ďadult selective mutismí for a little over one year; that is, I did not speak for one year.

I didnít even know that there was a Ďselective mutismí section here! Itís so rare among adults.

What you describe doesnít really sound like selective mutism. At least, not as I experienced it. In my situation, I could have spoken, I didnít lack the ability or words to express myself, I just chose not to. From what youíve written, it appears that youíre having trouble expressing yourself to others. I donít know what could cause that?

Do you see a therapist or psychiatrist?
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