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Why is my mental age lower than my actual age.

I believe my mental age is still lower than my actual age, but in the past I had a test to show what my brain/mind age was.

Things got in the way of when I was growing up that stoped my brain/ mind developing at the same rate as my body.

I was always a very anxious child.

My childhood protected in to home, there no exploring out of the house, or going out with friends. I believe this made my mind/brain age be effected.

When I was 11-13 years old, I started puberty, I hated this and I wanted to stay a child so stopped eating anorexia, which lead to me being diagnosed with anorexia. At the same time my sister who was three was diagnosed with cancer, and my brother died. This was so much stress and anxiety. I wanted to stay young, I didn’t want to grow up.

I wouldn’t let my mind grow up. When I was 15 I had to go to a separate school after my usual school to help with my dyslexia, here they did a test to check my mind age, I was 15 at the time of the test, but it showed I had a mind age of 10-11. I loved this as I thought I was actually successful at getting younger from not eating and not letting myself grow up.

Wish now I would act and dress my age and that my priorities would be different. I like it that I can sit and play with my sister who’s 10 comfortably but it would be nice to have the grown up talks with my sisters and parents.

I still feel in 15-16 even though I’m 10 years older than I feel. I wonder what my actual mind age is, how do I get it tested?

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