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  1. I believe the aim of it isn't anything related to hallucinations, it is moreso that certain psychedellics have shown capacity to help with blockages in the brain that are barriers to trauma work, and MDMA especially has additional potential for helping with developing connections and moving past emotional blockages because of its empathogen properties chemically. But I could be wrong.
  2. That's not the issue. The issue is that he is forcing his relegious stance into the law and therefore making it excusable by law to use a personal matter as a cover up and excuse. Relegion is not a legal, state or federal matter and shouldn't be made any of those things. Yet alone in the context of being able to refuse service to people for uncontrollable circumstances just because of some beliefs you choose to have. What's more important as the leader responsible for the country, personal beliefs or the fact a large portion of the country is burning, all the while it is clear that you deny climate change despite the facts? Those priorities seem out of order.
  3. Our PM is a deluded, money hungry fuckwit with ScoMo as a nickname, if that says anything, currently he cares more about shoving his relegious extremism down our throats with a relegious freedom bill than the fact a large portion of the country is literally burning and lacking in fire department intervention and humanatarian aid. Look any depth into Australian politics and you will find that we are as much a laughing stock and backwards as any developed country, take a look at our history and it is foolish to question our level of insanity. But I don't care to derail the thread, so anyways.
  4. I do agree that it is a fairly DBT focused thing, personally I wish it wasn't, because I think that is part of why a lot of professionals aren't knowledgeable about it. I do think though that it is also likely that a more trauma informed professional will have at least some knowledge on it. That's where most of my education came from, anyways, as I found DBT to not be adequate in that department. Although, to be quite frank, most of my education came from my own research because the professionals I have seen just didn't have it, which is rather unfortunate. If it is a more mood dysregulation problem, the med increase should help in theory.
  5. Another thing that I have always found perculiar about this topic is that there are different categories of it, or at least that has been how it has been described/conceptualised to me. Usually that is done by separating it into emotion dysregulation, mood dysregulation and affect dysregulation, they are similar but slightly different when you look deeper. It has been explained to me that emotion dysregulation is referring to more fickle emotions themselves, such as guilt, shame, anger etc, and any issue residing from poor regulation of the specific emotion. Whereas mood dysregulation is more about mood, a longer term, broader range of emotions type thing, where depressive and manic states would be at the extreme end of, poor ability to regulate more complex emotion and mood states, and affect dysregulation is more a problem of how you personally experience and express both, and the inability to modulate that experience in a functional way, if that makes any sense.
  6. Don't mean to barge into a board I don't belong in, but in my experience, it depends on the individual, although it seems to be better known amongst therapists, I guess because they are the ones doing the most work with you, pdoc's are primarily for meds, and usually emotional dysregulation is a therapy topic because it resides from things where meds can't/shouldn't be the primary intervention.
  7. I should wear a shirt to appointments with professionals that says "I'm sorry that you find it impossible to believe the seriousness of my words, but my blank face is not a ticket to emotionally manipulate me, jackass".
  8. The 2 major differences are that neurotypical people with social anxiety disorder do not have our core traits of stereotypy (repetitive behaviour and movements) or limited, fixated interests. The others that I can think of is that a lot of us are socially anhedonic, and for us anxiety isn't the dominant feature in our people issues, we literally can't people because we communicate in such a different way that neurotypical people often think we don't communicate in English. Neurotypical people with social anxiety disorder also don't self-regulate with self-stimulatory behaviours either, and our sensory issues/challenges aren't driven by anxiety alone, we have them because our brains aren't the same, more specifically the way our brain processes stimuli isn't the same, whether that is sensory stimuli or otherwise. And of course, social anxiety disorder is an illness, autism is not, it is a vital part of who we are as people. But of course, like Iceberg said, in order to know for sure, you need to be assessed professionally.
  9. I don't think it does much, personally. Its something, but its far from providing any substantial impact.
  10. To be honest, the main reason why I'm not buying the whole "people are unsure" is because it doesn't make sense to apologise when you could just say that and ask the person how to help if you are so interested in doing so, instead of talking from your perspective.
  11. "I'm sorry that happened". Literally putting yourself first and talking from your perspective. The experience isn't yours. You aren't responsible, you aren't guilty, so there is no reason to apologise. You are putting your emotional reaction first. It makes the impact of the experience on the person seem less. Its not about being unsure how to help. Anyone with common sense knows that they can't help in a significant way in this scenario. You literally wrote that yourself. If you can't help, it looks phoney when you try to because you aren't acting authentically. I have no criticism towards people who can't relate, I just wish they wouldn't try to when they can't. I don't think that they can't do anything right either. Just that they don't always have a place to comment and should be more aware of their limitations instead of acting like they have none. It isn't their fault they can't relate but they shouldn't act like they can.
  12. Also, because you're adding yourself to an experience you didn't have. It doesn't make sense. Who does that unless they feel forced and obliged to?
  13. Its not the sorry that is a lie/fake. It is the attempt to relate or help when you know you can't. Acting like you have to respond when you don't. Saying sorry for something you aren't responsible for.
  14. Right, and this is part of why the comment is trite and empty. Its also why it sounds disingenuous. If they know this, then they should act accordingly instead of acting as if they can relate and can help. Doing that comes across as phoney and it gives off a forced vibe. If you can't do something, then be honest about it instead of faking it. Not only does this exacerbate the disconnection that Wooster mentioned, but it doesn't help you any either. There's nothing wrong with saying you can't relate and or can't help. Truth is always better than lies and faking.
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