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781077 tn?1236120299 So I am starting to comtemplate if i am suffereing from social anxiety or something near that.. I went on a trip with a friend I was dating for about a week and barely talked. But I never talk around people unless I get to know them. I just say I'm shy. So she got mad because I wasnt talking and it made me mad just like it always does when people say that bc it seems like I talk alot but i guess not. So I told her I didn't feel comfortable and I just couldnt be myself with her.
672839 tn?1305796547 To me, there are two types of groups, 1) Support and 2) Self Help. Support Groups are places to go and feel safe. Lead by others with medical conditions like ours, opinions are shared by all, and comfort is widely given while tears flow. The discussions are personal and individualized making this the place to be when your chin is on the ground. Self-Help groups relieve a different pain. In this setting professionals teach you the steps necessary to better yourself and your position.
Avatar n tn It seems you may have Social phobia or what is now called Social Anxiety Disorder. Social Anxiety Disorder is characterized by a marked and persistent fear of one or more social or performance situations in which the person is exposed to unfamiliar people or to possible scrutiny by others and exposure to the situation may provoke anxiety. The person recognizes that the fear is excessive or unreasonable and avoids those situations. The good news is that this is a treatable disorder.
Avatar n tn Our child suffers from severe social anxiety and much of what you wrote is very similar in our case - reached mileposts well ahead of her peers and yet socially ... Today, some researchers believe that anxiety disorders may also be a developmental disorder - the first four items you listed at the bottom of your post indicate both developmental issues as well as anxiety issues. Her inflexibility and frustration levels are also indicative of anxiety.
Avatar n tn You said you are born sensitive and shy and have social anxiety. That means your personality is prone to general anxiety and social anxiety. In order to change your personality, you need powerful and drastic measures. They are professional psychotherapy, love and religion. They can change your life. Try to love and help instead of fear and avoid others. Those who love others will be loved.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Social Anxiety Disorder and Social Phobia – Learn to understand this disorder and be more comfortable in social situations. ___________________________________________________________ Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Symptoms, Treatment, and Self-Help http://www.helpguide.org/mental/generalized_anxiety_disorder.htm Do you worry excessively about things that are unlikely to happen, or feel tense and anxious all day long with no real reason?
127512 tn?1193745816 I am just curious. Is anyone getting social security disability for anxiety attacks? I have suffered for many years.
Avatar n tn i think some people may have a fear of groups as in social anxiety disorder but some people may just not like events or social gatherings and prefer intimate relationships with a few people. best bet would be to ask him if he is happy with the way he lives his life or its because of depression or anxiety.
Avatar m tn facing your fears rather than avoiding them will help. i too have social phobia but it progressed to schizophrenia so i am homebound for 6 yrs.
Avatar m tn On top of my physical pain, I am having a lot of emotional and mental pain mainly because nobody close to me wants to understand my disorder. Has anybody else suffered the same problems and is there any person to person support groups (Louisville area)? I just want to interact with people who understand and even though I feel isolated I still want to have human interaction.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Phobias and Fears – When fears are irrational and disabling, they are called phobias. Learn how to get help and overcome these fears. Social Anxiety Disorder and Social Phobia – Learn to understand this disorder and be more comfortable in social situations. ___________________________________________________________ Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Symptoms and Treatment of Compulsive Behavior and Obsessive Thoughts Authors: Lawrence Robinson, Melinda Smith, M.A., and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D.
Avatar n tn I thought I was having panic attacks, but after some web research I now realize that I have social anxiety disorder. I was taking Zoloft and Prozac for what my doctor diagnosed as depression, but now that I realize I have s.a.d. I don't want to go back on those medicines (I've been off for about 4 years). I gained about 50 lbs. from taking the med, and I haven't lost more than 15 lbs., even though I tried. Has anyone tried counseling vs. drugs?, any other suggestions on how to deal with this s.
Avatar f tn Am I wrong to make him play? -- your question No. But, by your own words, "it's the same process every year". I feel that your son suffers from an anxiety "disorder" (probably social anxiety) which is different from being anxious or shy. Anxiety disorders affect the physical, emotional and mental aspects of a person and as thus, requires specialized help in learning how to "manage" one's fears/anxieties.
Avatar n tn Hello, My 16-year-old daughter was hospitalized last year with major depressive disorder and anxiety. She was a sophomore in high school and had been spending a lot of time alone since she started in a new high achool. She became more isolated and finally threatened to hurt herself. When she was released after a week, she was very dependent on us and was unable to handle even the slightest disapproval from us. She could not go into a store without having panic attacks.
589870 tn?1222666787 C) The anxiety or phobic avoidance is not better accounted for by another mental disorder, such as Social Phobia (e.g., avoidance limited to social situations because of fear of embarrassment), Specific Phobia (e.g., avoidance limited to a single situation like elevators), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (e.g., avoidance of dirt in someone with an obsession about contamination), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (e.g.
431685 tn?1324341198 I feel like there's no reason for me to live anymore if I keep suffering from GAD and panic disorder. I feel terrible I tell you, terrible.. I had this last month and it lasted for 4 days.. now 3 days ago I had it again until now as I'm typing and I feel TERRIBLE I get very light headed.. I'm dizzy.. Can't eat.. Loss interest of so many things.. Emotional ( I cried without any reason..) Dying.. Etc.. Is GAD or panic disorder curable? Can it be treated?
Avatar f tn idk im really confused i stopped taking the medication that i was on for a week but im not sure what to do so can someone tell me about bi polar disorder and abilify bc im scared to take this i dont think my conditions that serious i kinda used my theatrics to help me get a diagnosis but now i dont want a label uhm yea im really complicated but yea some one help!! and is mood disorder like an aka for bi polar?
Avatar f tn I'm not sure what to do for her to help with this. I'm wondering if there are programs that help children develop social skills. I also don't have any doubt that she has some issues with anxiety. That seems to run in my husband's family. Anyway, I appreciate your words. Thanks again.
Avatar m tn You have described a situation very common to children suffering from anxiety - social anxiety. But, your posting is very limited in its information. I might suggest you google the phrase "social anxiety and children" or "anxiety behaviors in children" or similar words/phrases to see if the descriptions remind you of your son. It does appear from your short posting that if anxiety is the issue, the anxiety is not severe.
Avatar m tn He needs some things that are just for him. And remember, social anxiety is real. Adults are often treated for it medically. If he starts preschool and social problems persist. Come back. I have lots of tips. My son had many issues at 4 and now at 6 is a very athletic, well liked kid. He's one of the guys which was HIS goal and not mine.
Avatar f tn I have always struggled with some strange form of social anxiety/low self esteem, and could never quite get to the root of it. Interestingly enough, because I have out of neccessity developed a very high sensitivity for cognitively picking up on social cues, I am able to perform quite well, if not thrive, in cross cultural scenarios. Some other cultures embrace ideas such as being forthwrite in general and also apprehensive about new people, etc., which suits me.
Avatar f tn Social Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Agoraphobia.... to list a few. So, there are many solutions too. I will go over the most important of them. 1. FOOD! Diet is the single most important treatment for anxiety disorders. In particular, you have to cut out excess carbohydrates in your diet. In people with anxiety disorder, empty carbohydrates are a slow poison that puts you at risk of developing major life ending diseases.
449959 tn?1205495359 Triggers for this anxiety may include crowds, wide open spaces or traveling, even short distances. This anxiety is often compounded by a fear of social embarrassment, as the agoraphobic fears the onset of a panic attack and appearing distraught in public." I can relate to a lot of what you are saying here. In fact, I have a weekend beach getaway coming up that I am ALREADY getting anxious about because it's a new place to which I've never been.
Avatar f tn I had similar thoughts about my son. If you have a speech disorder, sensory integration disorder, auditory processing disorder etc that are separate diagnosis - do they add up to autism? I think my son is autistic because he does meet the criteria. There are some areas he does quite well at, and like you, if he improves he could well lose his diagnosis as well. I don't understand why professionals are so black and white about things (sometimes I find them more autistic than my son!).
Avatar m tn People label people with anxiety or depression as having a mental disorder, why is not the same for someone who is transgendered? Here is an article on what is being called "transabled" which is nothing short of a mental disorder. Maybe a closer look should be done with transgendered to see if this is more a mental disorder than anything else. http://news.nationalpost.
Avatar f tn Hi tigress, I have been dealing with depression and social anxiety my whole life. I've had panic attacks too, but mostly because of social situations. If you need someone to talk to...I'm here. I just came across this website tonight, so I'm going to look around to see what other groups would be beneficial to me, and maybe I can help someone else while I'm there. I joined this group, so I'll be around. Take care!
Avatar m tn I strongly feel your daugher is suffering from anxiety - probably social anxiety (the severe form of social anxiety displays itself as selective mutism). If I am correct, then speech therapy is not answer - lessening anxiety is the answer. If I am correct, your duaghter is not choosing to be silent, but is unable to speak due to the extreme anxiety she feels.
Avatar f tn All of the symptoms you mention are quite typical of anxiety disorder. They can be symptoms of other ailments as well therefore you should get a good physical exam and discuss all these symptoms with your doctor. Anxiety does some pretty frightening and unbelievable things to us. Our nervous systems are quite complex and when not operating properly it can effect us in countless ways. It is very treatable however if properly diagnosed by the right doctor.
Avatar n tn As for church, I don't know how to help that. Lots of people have crowd anxiety and unforunately the only way to help it is to expose to crowds and try to manage it as well as possible. Hope this can help!