- Jul 31, 2020
I'm not sure. It's like a smoke alarm going off for no reason. We know there is no real threat but the anxiety is there anyway. It's like the two things are happening in different areas of the brain/nervous system. You know in the rational part of your mind that it doesn't make sense to feel this way, but in the more primitive part of your brain, the reaction occurs. So, how do you offset that, like fixing the alarm?Thanks for sharing. It is difficult to find what's causing social anxiety and just removing it. It is like all senses are elevated for checking the environment for a threat. But in my mind, exposure, or over-exposure, should still be a way to feel less anxious in social situations becuase the elevated senses will with time be turned down when they never discover any real threat.