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Introvert issues & stress

Hello.So, i am an introvert.Please hear out my story.I wasnt always an introvert.I was an active kid in my childhood.But in my 3rd grade i changed my school.New friends, but made friendships faster. But a terrible thing happened in my 3rd grade.In an attempt to show a beautiful butterfly to my teacher i saw on the way to the school,i kept it in my school bag.And when i reached school, i showed it to the teacher, but sadly the butterfly was dead due to lack of oxygen.Then she shouted at me and called me a "ruthless creature" in front of the whole class and i was massively depressed.After that incident,in all the later standards,students looked at me with suspicion and thought i was weird.I suddenly was ostracized by my fellow classmates.I became a loner.Not that i had no friends, but i wasnt at all popular i once was.After that i got a habit of being a loner and started thinking critically.I don't take things for granted.Also I'm an Atheist. And have a lot of stress. Effects-GERD.Help?
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hi, childhood incidents generally help one form a personality as an adult. this particular incident has been one of the reasons why you are like you are. i would suggest you visit a psychologist in your area and seek therapy. psychotherapy will help you a lot and will help you come out of this problem. take care.
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Ms. Hema Sampath Bangalore | Clinical Psychologist
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It's good that you have identified the reason for your personality and behaviour. At the same time Is it worth carrying it all the way in your life???? has it not become heavy to you over a period??? If so, go and immediately fix an appointment with a Psychologist/Counsellor and learn to come out of it and become a new man.
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Dr. Kavita Sagarkar Mumbai | Psychiatrist
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Hi, you have very vividly described the incident that changed things for you. This shows that it had a deep and long lasting impression on you.
You can visit a Psychiatrist who does counseling or a  Psychologist with counseling experience.  With counseling you can get rid of the negativity of this episode and be free of its effects.
You can then learn to take things forward in a positive way and impact the rest of your life powerfully!
Hope this helps, All the Best!
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Dr. Nihar Burte Solapur | Addiction Psychiatrist
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Childhood adverse experiences often affect personality and may lead to psychiatric disorders in adulthood. In your case it is advisable to make friends, try to socialise, keeping aside the past experiences. It might be difficult in the beginning, but if you try it will be helpful. You can take some help from a psychiatrist or a psychologist for getting tips on how to manage your emotions and thought processes in various situations.
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Dr. Chethan R S Bangalore | General Physician
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Hi........ Take steps to control stress, to increase your resilience and boost your self-esteem. Reach out to family and friends, especially in times of crisis, to help you weather rough spells..... Eat smaller meals. Avoid overeating by eating smaller meals. Don't lie down after a meal. Wait at least three hours after eating before lying down or going to bed.....
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