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Re: SP is not paranoia LostBoyinNCBecksDark

Posted by Michael Bell on November 18, 2008, at 20:39:52

In reply to Re: SP is not paranoia, posted by LostBoyinNCBecksDark on November 18, 2008, at 20:11:17

The fact that you just said "Social phobia is a twenty dollar word psychiatry word for shyness" completely undermines anything else you have to say on this subject. Social Phobia is, by definition, not mere shyness. Ask anyone with social phobia. Thanks for your input though.

> > Thanks for the reply. In my estimation, social phobia has a strong linkage to other disorders that have paranoia as one of the defining characteristics. Social phobes are generally always thinking that others are negatively evaluating them, feeling like they are always "on stage", and in bad cases, that others in public are looking at them and/or laughing at them/talking about them. They generally realize that these feelings are irrational, but the feelings exist nonetheless. Therefore social phobia is more than just the anxiety that one feels when anticipating a social event. There is a deep cognitive aspect that revolves around lack of trust of others, that others are a danger (even if just a "social danger") to them, interpersonal sensitivity, etc. At least in my case, there is a paranoid aspect to my social anxiety as well as some improper self-referencing issues. So I am wondering if the anti-psychotic action of neuroleptics have any effect on social phobia.
> Social phobia is a twenty dollar word psychiatry word for shyness. Medications FDA approved to treat social phobia are certain SSRIs...thats it. Any AP use for SP is off label use and hitting rock bottom.
> Social phobia is NOT paranoia. Paranoia is an aspect of some forms of psychosis. Trying to link social phobia to paranoia is quite of a stretch. Perhaps what you really desire is total anesthesia...where you are numb to the outside world? Anti-psychotics can do that to a person. So can lobotomy. So can a head injury.
> Encouraging APs for social phobia is psychiatric malpractice and shouldnt be encouraged here or anywhere else.
> LostBoyinNC




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