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positive self image

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I have SA. I get extremely tense and nervous in social situations for no apparent reason. The only thing is, I don't think I have a negative self image. I never catch myself saying that I can't do anything, or that im stupid, or that im awkward or anything like that. So what now? I've heard that for some therapies, you are supposed to develop an automatic positive reaction to any negative thoughts. The thing is, I don't have these thoughts. Just the fear. Anyone else experience this or have any more information? Could this mean that I just have hyperthyroidism or something like that? The social anxiety has only made me depressed once or twice (for a few hours).
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I never had negative thoughts, but the bast few years I've developed them because of SA. After so long of dealing with it and not knowing what it was I began to think there was something wrong with me, that I must be stupid, or no one likes me and that turned in to negative things in general.

So I dont think you have to have low self a steam or think negatively about yourself to have SA. I haven't done research on the causes yet but I would assume a very negative event in your life could cause it.
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