【看影片學英文】嗨!我不是害羞,是社交焦慮症,你呢? | 看影片學英文 | Lily

你有沒有這種經驗:下一個換你上台報告,看著台上的同學泰然自若地和台下對話,你卻緊張的直發抖、臉紅、冒冷汗,甚至覺得心臟快要跳了出來。這可能只是因為你害羞,緊張,但小心,這可能是「社交焦慮症」的症狀。其他可能的症狀還有:心悸、輕微頭痛、暈眩、胸悶、或呼吸急促等…

日前社交焦慮症的患者透過匿名社交app–Whisper分享他們的焦慮經驗。

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案例一

「I can’t talk to people because I have severe social anxiety. They just assume I’m being rude.」

severe:嚴重的,劇烈的

assume:假定,認為

案例二

「All I’ve ever wanted is to know is what it feels like to have self confidence. Social anxiety ruins me.」

self confidence:自信

ruin:毀壞

  • to ruin [somebody’s] prospects/career 葬送某人的前程/事業
  • to ruin [somebody’s] chances of doing [something]斷送某人做某事的機會

案例三

「I have severe social anxiety. If I initiate a conversation with you, know that it takes every ounce of courage I have.」

initiate:開始

  • to initiate proceedings against [somebody]起訴某人

ounce:盎司(重量單位)

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案例四

「As someone with social anxiety, getting ready to go out, feels like getting ready to go into battle.」

go into battle:上戰場,投入戰爭

案例五

「I can’t get a job because social anxiety has me too scared to leave the house.」

too…to:太…以至於不能夠

案例六

「Social anxiety, skipping lunch because you’re too afraid to ask your co-worker to take theirs out of the microwave.」

co-worker:同事

microwave:微波爐

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案例七

「My family members are all very outgoing and can’t even begin to understand the social anxiety that things like talking on the phone and using a drive-through give me.」

outgoing:外向的

drive-through:得來速

案例八

「I’m sick and tired of only being known of as a quiet girl. I’ve had social anxiety my whole life, but there’s a lot more to me than my silence.」

sick of:厭煩於

tired of:厭倦於

案例九

「When the term, “social anxiety" surfaced, I was finally able to identify my issues so that now I can overcome them.」

term:術語

  • a technical/legal/scientific/general/generic term 技術/法律/科學/一般/通用術語
  • a term for [something]代表某事物的詞
  • a term of abuse 罵人的話

surface:顯露;出現

identify:識別,認明

issue:問題

overcome:克服;解決

案例十

「I have social anxiety disorder, and not long ago I started a job in retail. I thought  I would have a hard time with it, but surprisingly I think it’s helping me open up more.」

social anxiety disorder:社交焦慮失協症(SAD)

retail:零售業

open up:開拓(銷路)

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案例十一

「I went out by myself today. I watched a movie and had lunch in a cafe afterwards. I think I’m finally getting control of my social anxiety.」

afterwards:以後,後來

get control of:控制;掌握

 

        社交焦慮症最近才被認可為正統的精神疾病,然而社會大眾一般還是認為是比較「害羞」或「怯場」而已,並不知道需要接受評估治療。然而,社交焦慮症常伴隨其 他精神疾病,例如:重鬱症、創傷症候群…如果發現身邊朋友,或覺察自己有類似情況,別畏懼向醫生求助,尋求更專業的診斷。


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