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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-25-2020, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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I've arrived!

28/F, lifelong sufferer of SAD. I lost my ability to work outside the home over the past year or two, due to SAD. Since June of this year, I've been on a self-designed treatment program, with the help of my therapist, to overcome this, rather than just ignore it or work around it like I'd been doing in the past. Basically I'm doing all the stuff that scares me, but in a controlled, incremental fashion, and with a lot of in-depth knowledge of how my SAD manifests and all the fun cognitive distortions that come along with it. It's a lot of hard work, but hopefully it will be worth it.
Anyway, a lot of the issues I have with interacting with people in real life also apply to interacting with people online, so coming here in the first place is a win for me. It took me three days to get myself to actually make a post, but I did it! In my world, you take your little victories where you can get them. *high five *
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-25-2020, 01:34 PM
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Welcome to the the forum!
Sorry to hear about your inability to work outside of the house. I have a lot of difficulty with that as well though my job isn't too socially intense (usually). I fear losing my job and having to find another one that requires more social interaction. It's great that you're getting help and taking ownership of your treatment. There is no better therapist than yourself - you know you better than anyone else.

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Welcome, I hope this forum is helpful to you. It's been helpful to me at times.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-28-2020, 09:03 PM
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Hello! Welcome. :-)

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Hi, and welcome. I hope you’ll like it here.

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-29-2020, 05:02 AM
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-29-2020, 08:39 AM
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Welcome. Great job getting out there and facing your fears. Is the plan you are on with your therapist improving your situation? Fear / anxiety being reduced?
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Your late, but better late than never! welcome.

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