How does CLINICAL anxiety work? 13 replies

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#1 1 week ago

Know someone that I cannot believe every time they say they have anxiety considering they are fairly outgoing and extremely acquainted (like is there one person you don't chat up).




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#2 1 week ago

There are many reasons anxiety can be triggered. I recently got diagnosed with Anxiety disorder and whilst I'm not exactly a social butterfly I never before had attacks as bad as I had around summer last year. 


It's not something one can put their finger on at times, even I don't know why I get worked up at times. So, it's hard to say. 


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#3 1 week ago

I'm not sure from your statement. Is it actually a clinical disorder the kind you need pills for or just something that opening up to a therapist might help?




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#4 1 week ago

Anxiety can present in many ways.

I suffer from it due to PTSD stemming from events in my childhood. I see a therapist and take meds, sometimes I can live a normal life and sometimes not. I'm more of a shut in when it is at it's worst...so much so that on the bad days I'll e-mail my manager (because verbally trying to explain it is TERRIFYING) and ask to work remotely. On those bad days, I can't even bring myself to go to the grocery store.

On the other hand my partner has the same disorder but it presents in the opposite way. When people are around she is on ALL THE TIME. Talking, boisterous, the center of the room...but by the time we are home in the security of our own home, the inadequacies and questioning of every little action that occurred during that outgoing time show up in her head.

The best thing you can do is not doubt. The most friendly people can be fighting some of the darkest battles. Be there for them, and if they say they are anxious, ask what you can do to help.




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#5 1 week ago

I see. Well my circumstances, my rules. I give a hand only to have it my arm torn off, nearly most of the times.




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#6 1 week ago

I think it's sad just how misunderstood anxiety really is.

For example I suffer severe anxiety currently. There's physical and pathalogical reasons. Currently I suffer from severe anxiety which is caused by the overproduction of adrenalin and noradrenalin due to my medical conditions. It's not even (entirely) pshycological.

People hide it well and 'get on with things' but when they're on their own, they crumble.

It can be a very complex condition when serious.


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#7 1 week ago

To clarify, I am on medication from Anxiety Disorder. FT saw how bad I got when I first got diagnosed. The meds I'm on worked well for me thankfully, but it could've gone the other way. 


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#8 1 week ago
Posted by random_soldier1337

I see. Well my circumstances, my rules. I give a hand only to have it my arm torn off, nearly most of the times.


So did you want help understanding anxiety disorders or validation for judging an acquaintance?




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This sort of thing is why I chose not to inform people around me of my mental health problems. If you'd treat me better than you would before on the basis of a diagnosis, or the underlying mechanics thereof, I draw some rather uncomplimentary conclusions about what you actually value in our relationship... why should I suffer the weight of your particular 'understanding'?

Ah well, moving on:

If you're looking at the workings of a disorder to decide how to treat someone... that's liable to be misleading. You're better off, and they're better off, with you looking at them as a person and trying to relate to them on those groundsHow do they like to be treated? What's important to them? And then... do you have a relationship where you care about those things? 

Someone's preferences are either worth accounting for based on their worth as a person to you, or they're not. Either choice is fine as long as it's honestly made. 

If you need something written in the DSM before you'll take someone's statements that they need some alone time - or whatever - seriously, then... well... there's some learning there, but it's not the sort you'd find in a diagnostics manual.




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#10 1 week ago
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Posted by random_soldier1337

I see. Well my circumstances, my rules. I give a hand only to have it my arm torn off, nearly most of the times.


So did you want help understanding anxiety disorders or validation for judging an acquaintance?

The first. I just find your sentimentality misplaced given you don't know anything my situation and my interactions.

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This sort of thing is why I chose not to inform people around me of my mental health problems. If you'd treat me better than you would before on the basis of a diagnosis, or the underlying mechanics thereof, I draw some rather uncomplimentary conclusions about what you actually value in our relationship... why should I suffer the weight of your particular 'understanding'?

Ah well, moving on:

If you're looking at the workings of a disorder to decide how to treat someone... that's liable to be misleading. You're better off, and they're better off, with you looking at them as a person and trying to relate to them on those groundsHow do they like to be treated? What's important to them? And then... do you have a relationship where you care about those things? 

Someone's preferences are either worth accounting for based on their worth as a person to you, or they're not. Either choice is fine as long as it's honestly made. 

If one doesn't give me a good reason for acting out, just not in a asylum inmate way, one is an asshole. 

Posted by NemmerleIf you need something written in the DSM before you'll take someone's statements that they need some alone time - or whatever - seriously, then... well... there's some learning there, but it's not the sort you'd find in a diagnostics manual.


You were the one who mentioned once that empathy is difficult if not impossible because you're not psychic. 'Why should I suffer the weight of YOUR  particular "understanding"?


Look I'm sorry for those of you who genuinely do have psychological disorders but never having dealt with such people and seeing everyone around me say they have some disorder or other then act contrary makes me skeptical. If these people haven't been diagnosed with clinical psychological disorders or just self diagnosed themselves with the internet, it creates an easy way out for them for any shit on their part and actually devalues the needs and troubles of those who genuinely do have these disorders.




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