Free book: overcoming social anxiety

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  1. jDSX

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    What if you have ptsd?
     
  2. Quantumcat
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    You probably need a different book or a psychologist
     
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    Reminds me of:

    Patient: “Doctor, you’ve GOT to help me! I have this terrible phobia of being buried ALIVE in a BOX!”
    Doctor: “My advice, two words, easy enough to remember — STOP IT!!”
    ;)

    I think this recent (within the last 20 years or so) rash of ‘social anxiety’ has a direct correlation with the rise of the internet. I mean, just look at the entire foolish notion of “social media”, a supposed social solution/resource when it’s actually anything BUT — sitting in your room & staring at a screen is the furthest thing FROM social, in all reality. A lot like the old adage (paraphrasing): “I’m trying to find a solution to a problem that didn’t even EXIST until I CREATED the problem!” Rather foolish and inane, no doubt.

    As with so many things these days, we feel the need to assign everything a label or a syndrome. What was once known as shyness, awkwardness, cold feet, the jitters, and/or simply wanting to procrastinate/avoid reality for whatever reasons — normal feelings that we ALL have that need to be gotten over — has come to be known as ‘social anxiety’.
    We’re going to be locked in to a very unpleasant future, something akin to a sci-fi nightmare dystopia, if we’re not careful.
     
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    I don't think there's a single qualified medical practitioner in this country that wouldn't refer that patient to either a mental health facility or a counselor. Paranoia ALWAYS stems from something legitimate; either a mental health crisis, or external influences that aren't immediately obvious.

    Don't just write someone off as "crazy" or "weak" or a "sensitive snowflake" just because you don't understand the complexities of their situation
     
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    If you're depressed just cheer up.
    Same thing basically.
     
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    This thread:

    Person A: i have fears of hurdles

    Person B: just get over it

    Person C: ba dum tsss
     
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