Phobias

Mother Induced Social Phobia

[caption id="attachment_2018" align="alignright" width="300"]No wonder you feel anxious No wonder you feel anxious[/caption] A widely prevalent and highly debilitating form of extreme social anxiety caused by being raised by a controlling or domineering mother. Often accompanied by Nice Guy Syndrome. Male sufferers tend to exhibit passive or submissive behaviour, especially around women. Symptoms include self-consciousness, panic attacks, social anxiety, depression and a lack of direction in life. Inner conflict and mental confusion typically results from excessive critical admonishments during childhood such as: "You're just like your father!"; who while overly passive, was in fact quite a decent bloke. (more…)

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