||07-04-2009 09:58 PM
Recovered Social Anxiety
I consider myself in control of my social anxiety. It once completely dominated my psyche. I knew it was a problem when i was on my way to see some friends from a city over and had to take the bus because my car was in the shop. When i arrived at the bus stop and the bus pulled up, i was too afraid to get on. I wasn't afraid of the bus crashing or being kidnapped, or any other fears like that. My fear was rather simple, "Do i pay when i get on, or pay when i get off." This simple fear of not knowing when to pay kept me from getting on that bus. I was afraid of how the people on the bus would view me for not knowing when to pay. That was so silly of me. This disorder no longer controls my life. I am, however, trying to get my other demons under control. Social Anxiety Disorder NEVER occurs by itself. If you have social anxiety disorder there is absolutely a reason why. I challenge all of you to find out the root of the problem. I am going to post a topic about Narcissistic Personality Disorder. I would advise you all to read up on the TRUE nature of Narcissism. It is more complexed then the stigma currently defines it to be.
By the way, my recovery from social anxiety disorder came from a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as some Pharmacology. I am now 100% medication free, as i feel i no longer need it to function.