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S.A.D (Social Anxiety Disorder)
Posted 4/24/10

KookieKrazy wrote:

Some of these people don't really have the disorder, I'm confident. More like they're shy and want a reason for it? XD

Either way, I think that if you have a few set friends, you can get through. It is kind of a paranoia from my understanding?


I like your answer. Everyone just wants to have an excuse sometimes. I get nervous at gunpoint too. must be a sickness huh?
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Posted 4/24/10

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KookieKrazy wrote:

Some of these people don't really have the disorder, I'm confident. More like they're shy and want a reason for it? XD

Either way, I think that if you have a few set friends, you can get through. It is kind of a paranoia from my understanding?


I like your answer. Everyone just wants to have an excuse sometimes. I get nervous at gunpoint too. must be a sickness huh?


Haha, thank you. Must be, must be.

No offense to people who really do have these disorders. :/
Posted 4/24/10 , edited 4/24/10


I don't need to use excuses, I have it and take medication for it, but am trying to overcome my fears by going out more.
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Posted 4/25/10 , edited 4/25/10

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.... i would prefer staying in the library alon rather than chatting nonsense stuff with others... i also prefer talking through internet than talking face to face with people..... is this also S.A.D. or.... something else?...


reminds me of myself back then...i used to be like you. But ive overcomed it...
I cant stay a loner forever because whether i like it or not--i will need people to help me get through my college life..so i need to invest my time with them (even if it means chatting nonsense ) it pays off if you try to be more sociable.
Posted 4/25/10

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Dark_masquerade wrote:

.... i would prefer staying in the library alon rather than chatting nonsense stuff with others... i also prefer talking through internet than talking face to face with people..... is this also S.A.D. or.... something else?...


reminds me of myself back then...i used to be like you. But ive overcomed it...
I cant stay a loner forever because whether i like it or not--i will need people to help me get through my college life..so i need to invest my time with them (even if it means chatting nonsense ) it pays off if you try to be more sociable.


but... the only problem is... when i speak... i get to trouble.... >.<
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Posted 4/25/10
omg there is such a thing...
i do have it i guess... but the thing is every time when i have panic attacks or whatever im thinking how stupid it is to feel that, like a part of me knows im not doing anything wrong yet my body responds otherwise -_-
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Posted 4/25/10

Dark_masquerade wrote:


garcon wrote:


Dark_masquerade wrote:

.... i would prefer staying in the library alon rather than chatting nonsense stuff with others... i also prefer talking through internet than talking face to face with people..... is this also S.A.D. or.... something else?...


reminds me of myself back then...i used to be like you. But ive overcomed it...
I cant stay a loner forever because whether i like it or not--i will need people to help me get through my college life..so i need to invest my time with them (even if it means chatting nonsense ) it pays off if you try to be more sociable.


but... the only problem is... when i speak... i get to trouble.... >.<


why?
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Posted 4/25/10

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I don't need to use excuses, I have it and take medication for it, but am trying to overcome my fears by going out more.


Hmm...I could have sworn I was talking to everyone in the thread and not talking to you directly. But since you replied back, that's a big shock, orbit. Online you come off as a person who's not afraid of people. I'm actually real shocked to hear that you're taking medication and have this disorder. I hope you overcome it completely. If you don't mind me asking, what medications are you taking? (Please don't say depression pills) Are you taking theropy as well?

I still think most of the people who posted in this thread don't have that disorder and are just not a social person in general
Posted 4/25/10 , edited 4/25/10

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LosingOrbit wrote:



I don't need to use excuses, I have it and take medication for it, but am trying to overcome my fears by going out more.


Hmm...I could have sworn I was talking to everyone in the thread and not talking to you directly. But since you replied back, that's a big shock, orbit. Online you come off as a person who's not afraid of people. I'm actually real shocked to hear that you're taking medication and have this disorder. I hope you overcome it completely. If you don't mind me asking, what medications are you taking? (Please don't say depression pills) Are you taking theropy as well?

I still think most of the people who posted in this thread don't have that disorder and are just not a social person in general


We all have our online persona, Kippu. The coolest friend you know could be the biggest loser in RL, so we use the internet to become what we are too afraid to be. To be honest, I'm a quite person who avoids confrontation. I don't trust people, and become paranoid when others try to get close to me. I usually have panic attacks, but they're not as frequent anymore.

My doctors would prescribe me with a shit load of medication for depression (there, I said it), panic disorder, social anxiety, etc. There was one point when they even diagnosed me as being bipolar (and I knew that was bullshit). My most recent medication was Prozac, but I've currently stopped (it actually made my symptoms worst). I was tired of being labeled with all these damn mental illnesses; I no longer go to my current therapist, since they obviously could not help me.

Now I supposedly have Social Anxiety Disorder (since my last visit to the hospital).
They prescribed me a medication, been taking it for a month, but it causes me to become more angry than usual.

So now instead of relying on medication that doesn't work and doctors who cannot diagnose me, I find my own ways to overcome. It's working actually, and I feel more happy than usual...even if I don't show it.


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Posted 4/25/10
An online friend of mine has it and she get anxiety attacks, shortness of breath, and other stuff. I try to help her out but yeah, she has a therapist. She needs to work on her social skills and she's trying her best. So yeah, I think that if it is as serious as that, you should see a therapist or someone who's knowledgeable in that, not rely on some online quiz. Also, a social anxiety disorder is not just being 'socially awkward'. So um, yeah.
Posted 4/25/10
I have semi-agoraphobia.
Well, I live in a foreign land, that's why.
I grew up where my parents never learn to drive and take me to different places and get some exposure.
That's why I have my own car and study to a place 30 miles away from home. Meet new people, join new groups, and participate to different new events.

I don't take any medications.
I just face the problem and face fear itself... one big leap or one step at a time.
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Posted 4/25/10
Oh hai, that's the thing you get when you go on the internet!
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Posted 4/25/10
take this test

http://www.gotoquiz.com/social_anxiety_test

I got 77%

I am pretty socially anxious but i'm changing, which is good
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Posted 4/25/10
"Social Anxiety Disorder" is the new craze and all the cool kids are doing it.
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Posted 4/25/10
Don't assume you have an disorder til your doctor says you have one...
and even then... doctors make mistakes too.

I looked up this mental disorder you mentioned, and frankly, I seem to have the symptoms?
Now I'm pretty sure I am not mentally ill.
I hate social situations as much as the next shy person around.
Being shy and afraid of judgment from others is NOT a mental disorder.
It's just the type of person you are.
I hate eating in front of others I am not familiar with,
I hate talking on the phone in public,
I hate large groups,
and so on... I don't get panic attacks or anything serious like that, I just hate it.
So if you get panic attacks, then maybe you have a disorder that needs treatment
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