Posted by Vincent_QC on December 13, 2008, at 15:28:49
In reply to Re: Nardil + Insomnia - Re to 'ParnateStarted2008' » Vincent_QC, posted by desolationrower on December 13, 2008, at 14:34:07
> haha, I can't understand how someone who loves to talk so much could have social anxiety, mine in large part comes from feeling i will not have any words to say
Social anxiety can take a lot of form...Mine is when i'm alone somewhere, if i'm with a friend it's like the attention is not just on myself so that's more easy to handle...but in life, you can be always with friends...Social phobia include the fact that your circle of friends is very limited, I have only one friend...
That's easy to write a long text in front of a laptop screen...nobody see you...That's less easy to speak in a group, to be a part of a group, to walk alone in the street or do anything socially alone...or just to be able to to speak in front of a lot of people... Some people have misconceptions or misinformations about social phobia, they sometimes think it's just agoraphobia or avoidance personnality...but i'm really a social phobic guy. That's not because sometimes I like to "shock" people or speak loud that i'm necessary someone without social phobia...
I think you should read the DSM-IV ( Diagnostic and Statistical Manual - Revision 4)...you will see by yourself. That's a nice book, especially if you are not sure about the diagnostic the psychiatrist give to you... I can also recommend others books as well, but I don't know if they exist in English...