Hmmm I think this might be one of those A/B things where artists are psychotic or is it that they become artists because they (we) can’t express ourselves verbally. Steven King scares me. I do not want to know his mind.
As for your daughter, stress seems to be a major factor. There are self help psych books on biofeedback which helps us control ourselves when we are stressed. Like the SEALS training. Controlling your breathing, heart rate, the whole shebang. Becoming aware of your body can be learned, like playing the flute. Yoga would be great. There is a 90 year old yoga teacher. Beautiful! Just an idea.
Yoga is actually highly recommended for dystonia! Her physical therapist will be teaching her a lot of body awareness. If she can play flute again, she’ll be learning the Alexander Technique and the Feldenkrais method of body mapping while playing.
We’ve slowed her down academically. Screw the fast paced high school life. She is not in honors classes anymore, and she is taking math online. She loves taking the online class!