This post is by Sophie from Girl vs. World. TheDigitalArtist on Pixabay The Reality of Social Anxiety You’re waiting to board the plane. All the adrenaline has been building up for days now. You know deep down you’ll be fine as you’re in the safest hands possible, but something in the back of your mind… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Sophie (Girl vs. World)
Introversion, shyness, and social anxiety can sometimes get mixed up, but they're actually three distinct concepts. In this post, we'll look at some of the similarities and differences. Introversion is a personality trait, and it appears in the Myers-Briggs personality typology.& The opposite is extroversion, and individuals may fall at different points along the continuum… Continue reading Introversion, Shyness & Social Anxiety: What’s the Difference?
In this post I'll take a look at some of the available guidelines for evidence-based treatment of anxiety disorders. While psychotherapies are extremely important in the management of anxiety disorders, this post will focus only on anti-anxiety medications. The treatment guidelines I refer to come from the British Association for Psychopharmacology and the World Federation… Continue reading Evidence-Based Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
Mental illness stigma comes from many places and in many forms. Stigma often invalidates the experience of those of us with mental illness. One way this can happen is by pathologizing normal experience. By this, I mean inflating the significance of "normal" emotions and minimizing the significance of mental illness to make it seems as… Continue reading Mental Illness Stigma and Pathologizing Normalcy
I have always been an introvert, yet there is always an underlying awareness that being introverted is not necessarily socially acceptable.