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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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