Alexithymia and Dysthymia
I have both Alexithymia and Dysthymia. They're complicated by my selective mutism which makes verbal / written expression very difficult when I have a surge of emotions, whether good, bad, or in between.
Emotion and expression are extremely challenging for me.
I tend to rate my emotions as "good" or "bad" because the nuance or subtlety in between is too complex for me to identify, name, or discuss.
Does anyone else have issues with Alexithymia, or Dysthymia?
Please share your experiences, your thoughts, and your research.