Dr. Scott Lyons is convinced that we are addicted drama because of social media.
Lyons’s new book Addicted to DramaThe psychologist explains how dramatizing life can lead to a negative stress response. The psychologist says, like “all addictions,” it is hard to recognize in ourselves. However, there could be a way that our nervous system overreacts to life.
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“It can be difficult to grasp beyond the exhaustion we feel from being with someone who is in a state of constant crisis and chaos,” he told Sonia Baghdady. Advocate Now. “Like a hurricane, they drag you into the storm through gossip or jumping to one issue after another, or from one challenge to another in a relationship, it’s like a chronic method of bringing pain into one’s life.”
Lyons states that stress as well as an inability to be satisfied can lead to these behaviors. Some people will keep themselves busy with social and work events in order to avoid being alone or facing their inner problems.
“You will recognize it as the inability to settle, because calmness is not safety,” he says. It means that settling…