Extreme Close-Up in Slow Motion: Living With Social Anxiety

When I tell someone I have social anxiety, the response is generally somewhere in between an eye roll and, “Yeah, sometimes I just want to stay home, too.” But it’s more than getting overwhelmed by crowds or not wanting to be around people. It’s a very real anxiety disorder (it’s in the DSM, even!) that often controls my behavior and causes my body to react in really crappy ways, to the point where I more often than not require medication to manage it. Read More Extreme Close-Up in Slow Motion: Living With Social Anxiety