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5148952 tn?1364325366 I am scared to move too fast but if anyone can tell me some ways to slowly start working on my social anxiety, I would apprecate it. I am taking Abilify but I have read that it doesn't help with anxiety. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Avatar m tn She says it shouldnt' have a time limit. I know that if she had my social anxiety or whatever my problem is, I would leave with her once she reached her limit. But my wife won't do it. And it ticks me off. Then I get angrier inside, and I withdraw even more. Many times, I take 2 or 3 trips to the bathroom just to get 5 minutes to myself for some peace and quiet. By the end of the night, I'm exhausted, mentally and physically.
1006035 tn?1485579497 jdtm, in my opinion, does know her stuff about the challenge of social anxiety. As I said above, shyness usually improves but social anxiety is a psychiatric disorder. If your child does turn out to have social anxiety, you would want to address it for her sake. She does sound like she is talking some in terms of your comment that she is trying to direct the class. I agree about socializing. My son had some social issues (as many sensory kids do)------- and we worked hard on it.
Avatar n tn For example, when he first enters the arena so to speak he behaves very silly and has silly facial expressions, jumping around not listening and being disruptive to others by jostling, jumping his position in the line. -- your words This is behaviour common to children suffering from anxiety. I might suggest you google the phrase "children and social anxiety" or "social phobia and children" or similar words/phrases to better understand this issue.
Avatar n tn Anxiety is an inherited trait and I suspect your son has inherited this gene. It was there at birth so the divorce, although this could exacerbate the issue, did not cause it. Whether your son suffers from separation or panic or social or some other form of anxieity is irrelevant (although I suspect it is social anxiety). Since your son is unble to function in certain social situaitons, it might be wise to educate yourself on this disorder.
Avatar m tn This attitude is making him isolated and having little kids getting away from him. At school I haven´t had a single complaint but at home we´re having anxiety issues and discipline problems. What is an appropiate consequence?
Avatar n tn He will play baseball for hours. He is very attetive at his skating and swimming lessons. When we read books, the books he is intereted in are not typical 4 year old stories (Charlotte's Web with lots of words and few pictures for example). He sites perfectly still and will let you read to him for hours. You said that your son is now well adjusted but that he only recently has been diagnosed ADD, which tells me that his ADD is being managed well.
689528 tn?1364139441 So my son (almost 4) has been diagnosed recently as having social anxiety disorder. When we are in public situations like a fair or even a small room with plenty of people he either acts out or cries. It takes him a VERY long time to warm up to some people, especially other kids. I think his teacher thinks he's autistic because he doesn't acknowledge the other kids. I run a home daycare and he will play with the kids here. He also talks to adults that he knows well.
Avatar n tn Diet and nutrition and exercise are also very helpfu and getting enough sleep is extremely important (which it sounds like is a problem for you - that make anxiety soo much worse) Basically if you are prone to depression and anxiety the best thing to do is to take very good care of yourself and watch the negative thoughts in your head - because they can lead you to depression.
Avatar m tn I suspect the above poster, robrob76 is correct - probably separation anxiety is the issue. I might suggest you google the phrase "separation anxiety and children" or "behaviors of anxiety in children" or "anxiety disorders and children" or similar words/phrases. There is lots and lots of information on the internet re this topic with many suggestions of excellent books that are available on-line, in bookstores or your public library system.
Avatar n tn My son is almost four years old, and i know that he does things that are just not normal. I have been told by others that he may have an anxiety disorder. He clams up when we are in a social situations. He will want seperate himself from others when we are in a group. He throws tantrums when put in a large group. We have not been able to fully potty train him because, he hold in his bowel movements to point where we have to give him an enema. I thinks it because he is afriad of pooping.
Avatar n tn I was suffering from MAJOR low self-esteem. I was always shy and had alot of social anxiety. But, I can't being to tell you how that therapy changed my life as I began to actually love myself (OK, I'm not an ego maniac - LOL). So, maybe you should consider counseling at first to dig deep into yourself and see what your issues are, if any.
Avatar n tn Anything to be worried about? Probably not. However, you might want to search the term "selective mutism" which is a severe social anxiety disorder in which stressful environments can render a child mute (in addition to other behaviours). The main difference between shyness and selective mutism is function. If her shyness is hindering her life in ways as eating, sleeping, communicating, etc., then you might want to see a specialist dealing with anxiety disorders.
Avatar m tn The details about your son's behaviour appear to suggest that he might be suffering from anxiety - probably social phobia. I might suggest you do a google search of the term "childhood anxiety" or something similar to see if the description matches that of your son.
5857909 tn?1375632384 those who take Topamax have noticed this social inhibition like me ? or it has nothing to do with the topamax?.What doctors can tell me? I know that Topamax produces a tremendous dullness but i dont know if to the point of becoming socially isolated as I did. My doctor and my psychiatrist say it is time to start removing the Topamax but I'm afraid that the pain starts again. Please i need your opinions : Can a medication change your personality so radically?
Avatar n tn There is definitely something going on, but its not possible to pin-point it with this information. You have the symptoms of a depression, but it is most likely your depression is related to the big transition in your life that is coming up...its one of the biggest in your life time. I have written about it extensively in my book "Transformations" which you may still be able to get online( out of print) or other books on the subject.
967045 tn?1378403273 You sound full of willingness to do what it takes and to not use no matter what. This is great!!! Nurturing that into a solid wall of recovery that your addiction can't penetrate will always keep you safe, as you continually stand guard. I have a messed up back. I went to 3 8-week sessions of PT and learned stretches that I still do every day, and I keep walking and now I'm swimming. We just got new insurance and i hope to get some Chiro going some day. We do what it takes.
Avatar n tn There are many conditions that can cause a child to behave in the ways you describe. There can be sensory processing problems, social anxiety problems, other developmental problems. Nothing jumps out based on your description, but you can rule it out to appease the teacher. If the ped rules problems out, you can move on to the next step with the teacher. My final thought goes back to home.
605458 tn?1539232408 I have techniques - pressure point, quickie relaxation, how to challenge certain thinking patterns, etc. The social anxiety will always be there, it's just a matter of how well I am able to live with its existence at any given time. I was once an oncology RN, how?
388261 tn?1215403444 Books on Addiction….. I am sick and tired of walking into “Barnes and “take all your cash” Noble” and seeing some New York Times cheesy best seller book about addiction. I think to myself, “maybe this one’s got it right”, then I flip through the pages and read some regurgitated bullsh*t written by some unknown captain doooosh bag who “knows a junkie”, or who smoked pot and did a line of coke once in college . Excuse me while I puke.
Avatar n tn I notice when he comes home he is more riled, aggressive than relaxed. I sense that he might be not stimulated enough and that his social skills are being hindered, instead of improving and eventually his I.Q. will be hindered. My pediatrican and neurologist feel he is wrongly placed,they suggest a school that specializes in Austim (which we have found) or placing him in a regular kindergarden with an 1:1 aide. What is your opinion and advice?
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm 24 I have been diagnosed as having bipolar depression, severe anxiety and OCD. I'm taking 100mg of Zoloft (for about 8 years now) It was recently up to 200mg, but my Dr was going to change it but while weaning off them I got so depressed and started having suicidal thoughts and there was a episode where I started cutting again. I'm going to speak to him to see if I should go back up to 200mg because I 'm still not coping that well. I also take 5mg of Zyprexa daily.
Avatar m tn what are your views regarding social situations where alcohol is served? Basically I'm very weak if everyone is looped having a good time and of course I'll want to jump in on the fun. Since I'm new to the whole sober scene, I really fear how to act or what to say. I mean, I don't want to stay home all my life, but believe this will be my biggest challenge. I can get caught up in the excitement quite easily which could be very depressing in the aftermath.
Avatar f tn Do some mental people not know they have a disorder? I have social anxiety and regular anxiety, but i want to get out of the house and want to be happy even though im anxious i dont wanna sit in and be depressed my whole life. Why is she doing this to herself? It hurts me to see her like this. Sometimes i think about forcing antidepressants into her mouth, i know it sounds bad but she doesnt go to doctors. What can i do. I want a mother....
3166043 tn?1514263618 For about a couple days now my anxiety has been THROUGH the roof. My parent's relationship has gone to **** again and they yell, throw dishes, my mom even punched my dad in the arm. I feel like im out of my body if that makes any sense. Like im not here. Im having thoughts like "what is life" "why are we here" Im not suicidal or anything but these panic attacks are terrible. I cant eat, I can't sleep. Im scared im going to lose control. Like i'll do something bad.
Avatar f tn Hi... I've never been to a psychiatrist but I pretty much know I have social anxiety disorder and possibly as a result depersonalization. While the social issues are getting better, depersonalization is getting worse I feel. Losing track of time abnormally, not remembering things ( im only 18 and should have no problems with memory) etc.
Avatar m tn Relax and take some deep breaths. Sounds like your feel anxiety about anxiety. Make an appointment to have a complete physical. You don't know what exactly is causing this. But there is medication for anxiety that can really help you. First go find out it's not something else. People don't normally feel this way. When you go to the ER they do tell you to see your doctor for follow up. What are you waiting for.
Avatar m tn I was wondering if anyone has actually been cured of panic, agoraphia or social disorders? My panic has been going on for 25 years. I have tried everything, books, c/d's, meds, bio. Seems to me that you can control it but not cure it. I could be wrong. I have found xanax to actually take all symptoms away. I have yet to find an antidepressant that does anything for me. What i don't understand is if a medication is working for your condition, why is that bad?