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  1. How much time do you spend online per day (specifically on Social media, texting, chat boards or forums)? Is the majority of your socializing online (or is it equal to in-person)? Are you "screen addicted"? With chronic dysthymia and anhedonia, I can't maintain enjoyment in hobbies or concentrate a lot on books. TV holds no interest. I've realized I have little desire to socialize in real life anymore....I just don't enjoy it and I avoid it. Feels like a hassle, I must psych myself up, get dressed, put on a smile, and all of it seems pointless. All people do now anyway is meet up for dinner & drinks (booze), take a few selfies and look at their screens half the time anyway. So I just scroll endlessly, observe the lives of others, skimming an article here & there (which I'll forget the content in 10 minutes) and passively scan through commentary - for HOURS. Pretty sad, but maybe this is normal nowadays? Seems like a waste of life.
  2. Hi there. My (only) friend is in his cousin's wedding party and he invited me to go along. He will be wearing a fancy suit. I tried on a dress for him last night and he wasn't really into it. He suggested I wear dress pants and a blouse instead. The problem is then I won't match him, but if I wear the dress I'll spend the whole night thinking it looks horrible on me since I got a poor reaction from my "date". I also have to cab there alone. What do other people with social anxiety do when they have to go to big events? I can't skip because it means a lot to my friend and my family that I see this commitment through. And it will probably mean a lot to me that I went afterwards. I'm just so afraid that I won't fit in or be good enough, or that I will have a panic attack, or that I will bail out. I don't feel pretty. I've spent a lot of time alone and depressed. I am pasty white, I haven't had a haircut in a year, I don't have long fingernails, and I'm even wearing broken, very old glasses because my nephew broke my proper ones. I just feel like a bum that doesn't deserve to go. I really want to do this and succeed, but I don't know how. Can anyone help me?
  3. I find fault in everyone around me. I wish for a world with half as much social interaction. It fucks me over for some reason. I can keep up with it pretty well, but there’s still no part of me that likes it. This is probably some kind of social anxiety issue. I dread the next person I have to talk to and wish I could be in my room in my own bed. But when I’m in my dorm on a friday night (im in college) I feel this strange feeling like I need to be out doing something with friends because everyone else is. That’s why I wish everyone just did more things by themselves. The world would be such a better place. What is it I hate about social situations? I have this idea of some kind of point system happening when people meet for the first time. Someone says something that someone likes, and their points go up a scale. That person is ‘better’ in everyone’s eyes. Once everyone in the room has said something to bring themselves up to an acceptable scale, I realize that I’m the only one left. Everyone somehow has made friends with one another through some mundanely familiar phrase or idea and I’m still standing there like, I don’t know these people nor does any part of me feel like putting any effort into fishing up something creative to share with the rest of the happy campers. Does this make me crazy? Probably. .. The fact that I can’t make friends with my roommate because then I’d have to talk to her all the time since we live together The fact that I think about how each and every person in the room perceived a comment. The fact that I don’t know how to say goodbye ‘properly’. anyone else hate some aspect of socializing??? I'd be nice to know im not the only one out there.
  4. Ok, so I just got a prescription filled for 20 mg of Citraprolam, also known as Celexa. I've been seeing a psychologist who diagnosed me with depression, particularly dysthymic disorder. I also have generalized anxiety and social phobia. I would just like to know what to expect when I start taking the meds. I know that it takes a month or so for it to really start working and that all SSRIs are different for different people. Please just tell me about the changes you experienced and also about side effects, particularly if you have taken or are taking Celexa. Thanks
  5. ctane

    Something candid.

    From the album: o hay ther

    © Me! :D

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