Why I Keep My Bipolar Disorder Secret at Work

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Why I Keep My Bipolar Disorder Secret at Work

 

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Sexual and Emotional Abuse Scar the Brain in Specific Ways

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Sexual and Emotional Abuse Scar the Brain in Specific Ways

Childhood emotional and sexual abuse mark women’s brains in distinct patterns — with emotional abuse affecting regions involved in self-awareness and sexual abuse affecting areas involved in genital sensation, according to new research. The study links specific types of abuse with symptoms experienced by many survivors later in life.

I’m socially anxious and I have bitchy resting face.

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As a recovering socialphobe, I have been researching social anxiety and bullying. One thing that caught my attention was reading that people with social anxiety perceive that they are being treated poorly even if they are not…like we are looking for negative intentions from others… but I also just read an article that states the socially anxious can pick out angry faces in a crowd much faster than the non-anxious around us. It makes me wonder if the non-anxious just blow off negativity from others and therefore they think it’s all in my head. I need to ponder this a while longer.

I have also noticed that with many of my socially anxious friends, we all have “bitchy resting face” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v98CPXNiSk 

and I wonder if that is our “protection” from the perceived negativity around us.