Could a childhood reaction set the stage for Social Anxiety?
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As a child (5 years old) I was laughed at for something I said or did. I reacted with a fearful or anxiety response vs. laugh along response. I didn’t understand what happened and no one explained it to me. So, I continued to react with fear and anxiety toward similar situations because I did not know any better and I believe I have autonomic (emotional) hypersensitivity. In my upbringing I was taught to not show emotions. I’ve suppressed my emotions for a long time. Could a reaction like that snowball and set the stage for what I now perceive as social anxiety?
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