Originally Posted by Disintegrate
I had a problem with his unwillingness to say that SA is a mental illness.
And yes, he simplified it. Maybe everyone does have some social anxiety, but I don't see what that has to do with actually having the disorder.
Everyone has anxiety, What exist in this case is disabilitating anxiety, the anxiety is so strong and persistent that provokes problems in your life.
There is no such thing as having a mental disease.What i mean is that we didnt get SA like someone gets the flu, the problem is essencially in our genetics, and in a considerable amount of cases, the environmental conditions helped the development of SA.In my case my father is mentally "unbalanced"(borderline personality disorder), Obviously his son couldnt be a mentally balanced person, thank God i only have anxiety problems(OCD and SA) but im pretty sure that if i didnt got bullied in my 16 in a very dificult period of my life probably my anxiety problems were lower.
There are no victims here, the only way we can have a normal life with normal levels of anxiety is changing the way our brain functions and only work can do it,CBT or other method....the key word is WORK...meds is only temporary relief.We only can call ourselves victims is because of what our father/mother gave to us - genes.
The question that haunts me everyday is, does the spirit exists or we are only made of what our "ancestors gave to us"...because if the spirit doesnt exists i can give up now, because i know that what my fahter gave to me is "weak blood" and with that i cant even get the strength to fight the problems generated by weak blood.To explain easier:
Weak blood only produce a weak mind and as a consequence the weak mind cant produce strenght to fight is inhereted weaknesses.But if we introduce the "Spirit" variable we can have hope.
I have hope...thats why that when i see the movie Gattaka i always cry tears of joy