Social anxiety disorder help groups

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672839 tn?1305792947 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 f tn Yes, it does sound like social anxiety. Have you thought about getting in to counseling to help with this?
Avatar f tn I've been diagnosed - by a psychiatrist - with Social Anxiety Disorder. I've been taking Lexapro for almost 2 months - started on 10 mg and the dosage was up to 20 mg two weeks ago. Also, for the last 3 months I've been speaking every week or two with a licensed professional counselor. My main problem is associating with people that are close to my age range, I'm 26.
Avatar n tn In middle I had a few friends but in high school I moved and couldnt make any friends at all. Then I learned about social anxiety disorder and is sound alot like me and i have other anxiety disorders like hypocondira and OCD. But it could be aspergers.
Avatar m tn Definately sounds like social anxiety disorder. Nothing to be ashamed about. It sounds like it is stopping you from LIVING your life, and that's not good. Talk to your doctor about it. I have a friend who was the exact same way, and his doctor put him on lexapro. Needless to say, he now has a job that requires him to do presentations infront of people...scared at first, but now he is a PRO and has no fears when it comes to talking to people. So, there is help out there.
1037594 tn?1258562179 Have any of you had issues with Social anxiety in particular bipolar people? Also do any of you have to force yourself to get up and get out rather than behaving like a recluse? I have had problems with the above mentioned issues from time to time and was just wondering if this is common?
Avatar f tn Anyone else get social anxiety in big groups? I have always been an anxious person in general but i have always Been able to manage it and show up to group events. I have noticed now though the farther along i get the more anxious i get and the more i get the overwhelming urge to bolt from events. Its getting bad too. Any one else or any ideas?
Avatar f tn I am determined that this is Social Anxiety Disorder. I take many different medications for this myself, as well as my mother and sister. I have an appointment to speak with her physician in a few days about possible medication, but I just cannot watch her go through this anymore. It is breaking my heart. I would like to know your views on her situation. Thank you so very much, Mrs.
Avatar f tn I'm not entirely sure whether I'm a Schizoid or a freak. I don't know which one would be better. I can feel so connected and happy with my very few close friends but the second another person happens along I close down. I hate parties and large social groups. I'm too young to have had a serious relationship yet but honestly sex sounds like the most disgusting thing ever.
Avatar m tn According to what I found, I should have Social Anxiety Disorder, Paranoid Personality Disorder, Avoidant Personality Disorder, Schizoid Personality Disorder, slight Schizotypal Personality Disorder and slight Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder. I reread articles about it very carefully and try to compare it to what I go through every day and I can only confirm that I SHOULD have those, but I'm not sure. My Questions is...
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 It sounds like your daughter could be suffering from social anxiety. If she has been on the Zoloft for 5 months and has noticed no improvement, then it's time to think about trying something different, Has she also been in therapy this whole time as well? Since this began when she was quite young and you mentioned sleepovers, makes me wonder if this may have it's roots in seperation anxiety. These are only my thoughts, I am not a doctor and am not offering a diagnosis of any sort.
Avatar f tn It appears from your posting that your son is suffering from an anxiety disorder (probably social anxiety). Anxious and/or shy children are able to function in social settings; children suffering from anxiety are not able to function - and your posting says to me that your son is "not" functioning. Please google the phrase "anxiety disorders in children" or "social anxiety in children" or "behaviors of anxiety in children" or similar words/phrases.
Avatar m tn Hi my name is jordan and I have bipolar disorder,depression but why I came to this forum is cause I have severe social anxiety disorder. I am unable to make friends cause its just not my luck the symptoms I have all the time are 1.Hypersensitivity to criticism or rejection 2.Self-imposed social isolation 3.Fear of being rejected 4.Mistrust of others 5.sadness 6.severe low self esteem 7.Extreme shyness/timidity 8.
Avatar m tn I've developed an anxiety disorder, from a big panic attack about a year ago on weed. I never had any anxiety before this and am starting counseling tomorrow at my school. You think there's a chance I can recover from this without any medication? I have been getting lots of head shaking/nervousness/edgyness in social situations. Thanks.
Avatar n tn It may also be a good idea to have her reassessed for an autism-spectrum disorder. The difficulty with social situations is common to individuals who receive NVLD and autism diagnoses. It may be that she would meet the criteria for an autism or Asperger’s disorder diagnosis.
494087 tn?1257793207 I was diagnosed with social anxiety and panic disorder a year ago. I take remeron and klonopin but the doctor says only to take them at night. I think I need some medication to get through the day but I am afraid to tell him I am having trouble getting through the day. I always have a butterfly feeling in my stomach and when I have to go in public I get very nervous and feel like everyone is looking at me. I guess my question is does anyone else feel this way and what should I do?
Avatar n tn Hi Malaisy, Antidepressives helped me with social anxiety and I'm sure they can help you too. I found big differences in effectiveness between them so it's very important to understand that you may have to make a couple of changes before settling on the right one. For me it was Effexor XR; I didn't care for some others. It helps to be a little patient. Better yet, work-through your issues through talk-therapy.
Avatar m tn I know many people that go to various groups that can help with public speaking or are there any social anxiety groups that you can attend in your area? For me, anxiety is so much easier to deal with once I learned more about it. It can be very confusing and quite scary at first, but as with all things, more we learn about something the less daunting it seems....keep us posted!
Avatar n tn some times in the local paper there is like groups like exampl aa na and such and some times there is listing for groups at churches for depression eating disorder different types of groups ,hope this helps you as well as the other comment replied back to you and wish you good health
5148952 tn?1364321766 If you are dealing with social anxiety try kratom supplements that will definitely help you consult your doctor as well.
1233086 tn?1269577808 I have had social anxiety since grade 6. I never knew what it was until a year ago. The worst part for me is that when it comes face goes TOMATO red. No one ever believes me. Some have seen it and of course have to make it worse by saying it's red OUT LOUD. it just *****. I'm on zoloft and honesty it has made my life so much easier. I don't get as anxious and i dont go red. But it's obviously not gone. It's still there sometimes.
Avatar m tn I know, when you feel the anxiety, it leads to more anxiety because you are anxious they will notice your anxiety... Higher heart rate, blood pressure, chest pains, wish to immediately leave the place... And to me, it seems better to leave home at night or when it is colder or rainy, because there are less people out there, on the street... You are not alone!