The question How to disprove a social anxiety fear? is closed because it is about the behavior of an individual. I agree with the individual part, but the question is also about logic. If you use logic, then it should be universal and answerable.

Likewise, I think the answer just need to make a list of Socratic questions to help the OP. Such questions aren't subjective, and are helpful for future visitors. I think there are papers which list common questions to ask clients in specific cases. So not only this is answerable, it's also citable.

What do you think?

I also ask whether such a question is OK on Philosophy SE: Are questions about logical arguments in cognitive therapy on-topic?

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    Possibly. There is a related question here: psychology.stackexchange.com/q/10883/7001. The referenced question however would need severe editing, or probably a complete re-write to focus on logical arguments in cognitive therapy. Furthermore, I would recommend not making the assumption that such arguments are helpful - although this tactic may be used by therapists, I am not aware of much evidence to suggest that it is helpful to anxiety patients - so perhaps asking whether or not this strategy is even worth pursuing might make a better question.
    – Arnon Weinberg Mod
    Feb 25, 2019 at 4:18
  • is it because exposure is the way to deal with anxiety? But the OP says that exposure doesn't work for them
    – Ooker
    Feb 25, 2019 at 16:06
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    We don't know enough about the OP, that's why self-help questions are off-topic here. Exposure Therapy is commonly used to treat phobias, but for social anxiety disorder, other treatments are available.
    – Arnon Weinberg Mod
    Feb 25, 2019 at 16:45


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