There is a spell called Surmount Affliction that I am struggling to understand. The spell says it can be used to "temporarily overcome ... blinded, confused, dazed, dazzled, deafened, fatigued, frightened, paralyzed, shaken, or sickened" (emphasis mine). The spell is personal meaning you can only cast it on yourself, and the components are V,S meaning it has a verbal and somatic component and takes a standard action to cast.
The question is this, how do you cast a verbal and somatic spell as a standard action to overcome paralysis on yourself while paralyzed? The use of "overcome" as well as the short duration (1 round per level) imply that it is counteracting a condition you already have rather than preventing a new one, but if that is the case, how do you cast it? If you can't cast it, then why even mention paralysis as an option?
Initially, I had thought that maybe it can work as a potion that your force feed to someone, but then I realized that "spells with a range of personal cannot be made into potions".
(As a note, some of the other conditions listed would also prevent casting, but I am focusing on paralysis since it is the most egregious.)