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  2. Anxiety Disorders

    1. Social Anxiety Disorder

      Ask questions about social anxiety, vent your life's frustrations and offer advice to other members.

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    2. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

      Feel generally anxious or nervous when going about your daily life? Use this section for talk relating to Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).

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    3. Panic Disorder

      Discussion about coping with anxiety induced panic attacks, and how you can prevent them from happening.
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    4. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

      Discussion about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
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    5. Health Anxiety (Hypochondria)

      Constantly worried about your health? Post messages about Health Anxiety (Hypochondria) in here.
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    6. Phobias

      Discussion regarding specific phobias. e.g claustrophobia, fear of spiders, heights etc. Post them all here.
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    7. Your Symptoms

      Share your anxiety symptoms in this section.
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    8. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

      Discussion regarding PTSD
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  3. Depression & Other Mental Health

    1. Depression

      For people coping with depression. Offer guidance and support to fellow members suffering with the illness.
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    2. Other Mental Health Issues

      For discussion of other mental health issues.
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  4. Recovery

    1. Medication

      Which medication is working best for you? Discuss everything related to meds in here.

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    2. Therapy

      Discuss the various therapy and counselling options that are out there.
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    3. Natural Remedies

      Discussion about natural remedies to treat anxiety.
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    4. Success Stories

      Give motivation and inspiration to others by sharing your stories of success in overcoming anxiety and other mental illnesses.
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    5. Tips

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    6. Journals

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    • No, I don't have any fear of dogs, large or small. In fact, I love them all. Even strange dogs. I read somewhere that dogs have very sensitive noses and they can literally smell your fear. Apparently, when you are afraid, you sweat and that sweat of fear has a different smell. So when a dog smells a person who is afraid of it, out of self-defence, the dog may attack first. So that's probably why I never had any bad experience with dogs. So how to overcome fear of dogs? I think there's only one way, which is to come into close contact with them. For starters, you can go down to the nearest dog shelter and help out. That would give you a lot of contact with dogs. Oh, what if you don't like dogs at all? In that case, then you just avoid them or carry a big stick if you have to regularly pass some place where there are dogs.
    • I think my fear of slipping originated from the stories of how some old men had died. I was told that some of them slipped and fell in the bathroom, hit their head on the edge of the sink and died from a blood clot. That was what happened to my father-in-law. Strangely I don't have any fear of slipping and falling in my own bathroom. Perhaps that's because I always make sure the floor is not slippery. As soon as I feel the floor becoming slippery, I would scrub it. Surfaces outside my house, of course, is out of my control. When it rains, I walk really slowly on the road. However, like I mentioned earlier, it's the steps on the stairs of the pedestrian overhead bridges which really make me tense up.
    • That's quite odd. I actually have no problem meeting with anyone no matter what place it is. Maybe because I'm friendly by nature. However, I do get a bit conscious of meeting people that are friends with my friends that I don't know at all. But for the people that I personally knew from the start, there's no problem meeting with them at all.
    • Looks-wise? No, not really, since ever┬ásince I really am just simple and I don't feel the need to fix myself that much. What worries me though is when people perceive me to be someone who I'm not because of someone backstabbing me, now that is more worrisome.
    • I don't even bother to attend these events, because I don't want spending money on clothes to wear for special events, so I just forgo them and say that I am unable to attend it. I really have no problem attending them per se, but it's the hassle connected to it that makes me averse to attending them.
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