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    Why does it appear that Social Anxiety Disorder tends to be more common in middle/upper class backgrounds than lower class ones. While other mental health issues/disorders (such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar NPD etc etc) tend to be more common in low-socio economic backgrounds?

    In my experience those diagnosed with NPD, Schizophrenia, Depression etc etc came from broken families, raised by a single mother, had alcoholic dads etc etc (Note I am stressing that in general not all of them)

    While those with Social Anxiety Disorder tend to stand out by (note I said in my experience and it doesn't apply to all) hail from "middle-class, suburbanite 2 parent households that went to church every Sunday morning" (to get an idea from what I am talking about watch modern family or the brady bunch).

    I might be stereotyping but I am just sort of describing what I have observed. I do understand that some poor/low economic types do have SAD but to me it feels more like a "rich peoples, well to do" people's disorder.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Why does it appear that Social Anxiety Disorder tends to be more common in middle/upper class backgrounds than lower class ones. While other mental health issues/disorders (such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar NPD etc etc) tend to be more common in low-socio economic backgrounds?

    In my experience those diagnosed with NPD, Schizophrenia, Depression etc etc came from broken families, raised by a single mother, had alcoholic dads etc etc (Note I am stressing that in general not all of them)

    While those with Social Anxiety Disorder tend to stand out by (note I said in my experience and it doesn't apply to all) hail from "middle-class, suburbanite 2 parent households that went to church every Sunday morning" (to get an idea from what I am talking about watch modern family or the brady bunch).

    I might be stereotyping but I am just sort of describing what I have observed. I do understand that some poor/low economic types do have SAD but to me it feels more like a "rich peoples, well to do" people's disorder.
    Do you have any research papers that support your claims?
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    Yes because only working class people can be alcoholics. Are you serious? A huge percentage of people get divorced from every background as well. To be honest, all you have done is present offensive stereotypes.
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    You mean you've just come across more people with those conditions who are considered middle-class.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    In my experience
    Wow way to make your entire topic worthless in just 3 words
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    A lot of white suburban/provincial cultures seem to lack the innate tribalism that a lot of ethnic minorities and working class Brits seem to just inherently understand. They neither have a strong faith/community element like say the Hindus have with Diwali and nor do they have the gangster kind of ethic that blacks lads have in town on the friday night pull. A good lesson for them is to watch negroes cruising around city centres and observe the total worship of fast money consumerism and female flesh; no working class lad ever gave a **** about some of the social justice **** you read on here.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I do understand that some poor/low economic types do have SAD but to me it feels more like a "rich peoples, well to do" people's disorder.
    Just an FYI; SAD, when used as a mental health acronym, is more commonly used to refer to Seasonal Affective Disorder. Might want to change that to avoid confusion.
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    (Original post by CompleteMorality)
    A lot of white suburban/provincial cultures seem to lack the innate tribalism that a lot of ethnic minorities and working class Brits seem to just inherently understand. They neither have a strong faith/community element like say the Hindus have with Diwali and nor do they have the gangster kind of ethic that blacks lads have in town on the friday night pull. A good lesson for them is to watch negroes cruising around city centres and observe the total worship of fast money consumerism and female flesh; no working class lad ever gave a **** about some of the social justice **** you read on here.
    I was with you until you started putting all black people into the same box. There are plenty of money chasing white, asian, whatever dudes out there too. It'ss much more about where you were raised than anything innate.

    I'm black and fall squarely into that first sentence in terms of my experience of life.

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    I think it is because lower class people are also dumb and stupid and are not aware of their own emotions and the world around them.

    Middle class people are also educated and tend to have self awareness.
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    (Original post by r3035)
    I think it is because lower class people are also dumb and stupid and are not aware of their own emotions and the world around them.

    Middle class people are also educated and tend to have self awareness.
    Is this a wind-up?
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    For the same reasons the middle class is the primary proponent of things like microaggressions and subconscious bias. They're raised with hidden meanings and falseness, they look beyond every interaction to something that isn't there and this causes anxiety. This whole don't offend anyone bs.

    Working class have more broken homes, struggling families and conditions that cause kids to be neglected or not dealt with right which leads to mental disorder. People with disorders are also more likely to be poor and to pass the condition on. Speaks for itself.

    Obviously this is a stat based generalisation before anyone gets on my case about 'not all'

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    Wow way to make your entire topic worthless in just 3 words
    Exactly.

    As for social anxiety, i've read somewhere that it tends to affect lower middle class who socialise with higher ups and working class who strive to be middle class
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    Many people who regard themselves as middle class aren't in traditional sense.

    It used to be that only being a family that did a clerical professional e.g. lawyer, doctor- or being a businessman with staff - would necessarily make you middle class.

    At someone point, possibly once socialism took some root after 1945, being a 'businessman' lost some of its cachet. Yet, once it became associated with Thatcherism in the 1980s, it lost some further cachet because more and more people had the socialistic opportunity to go
    to university.

    Economic hiccups in the late 1980s and the emergence, partly due to computer.internet related companies, of billionaires dressed worse than down and outs, means that the generation X / hipster became the new middle class.

    Some of the new middle class are neither rich or intellectual enough to feel immune to self doubt about who they actually are, nor down to earth (which is not meant to be a synonym for un-intellectual) enough to fit in to the working class.

    Their self doubt is a natural reaction to the construction of the world, as an echo chamber in which they need never be challenged, being a lie. They become more anxious, not less, because few if any challenge them. They are adrift on a sea of ideas flowing back nowhere else but in to themselves.
 
 
 
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