Social anxiety disorder in kids

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Avatar n tn But, as I stated above, if your daughter speaks to everyone in ALL situations, then the severe form of social anxiety is not present (selective mutism). However, there is ample evidence that your daughter suffers from social anxiety - whether it is severe enough to be called a "disorder" would require a formal diagnosis from your pediatrician or a person with experience in anxiety disorders. Hope this clarifies my previous posting ...
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 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 m tn It is clear that in almost all instances of anxiety the most prudent approach is to confront the anxiety-provoking situations, not avoid them. If you pull back, do it around some of the weekend socializing, when more of an option is available. In other words, build in opprtunities for him to say 'No' to some occasions, even while he is made to engage in other experiences.
Avatar n tn Has any one mentioned Aspergers or High functioning autism. Many of these kids only want to play in specific ways and with certain kids that will play in "their" world. The dysgrapia - fine motor skills, is also another indicator of Aspergers. The fact that he will not respond well in conversation and eye contact is also classic signs of aspergers.
Avatar n tn Whether you have generalized anxiety or social anxiety or garden variety anxiety can only be diagnosed by a doctor.........and at the young age of 13, (even tho it's obvious you are mature for your age) your hormones are kicking into high gear and that can sometimes bring on anxiety. I would urge you to talk to your parents about these feelings and I believe a talk with your doctor is in order. You do not have to feel this way.
Avatar f tn I have the same problem as you. I'm 23 and my doctor just diagnosed me with Social Anxiety Disorder, tho I'm pretty sure I have had this problem for most of my life. I dropped out of school, and I haven't had a real job and I don't drive much all because of my anxiety. I don't really know what the solution is but what I am trying to do is conquer my fear and anxiety by going out and facing it.
Avatar f tn It sounds more like social anxiety disorder, which can strike kids in school situations even when they are talkative at home. Here is a link: http://en.wikipedia.
1006035 tn?1485575897 The main difference is function - shy people function in social situations; those with social anxiety do not. By the way, "not speaking" in public is one of the main indicators of selective mutism - a severe form of social anxiety. You might also ask your daughter's teacher if she is able to eat food and use the washroom at school. These are common issues with children suffering from anxiety (as is poor sleeping habits and tantrums at home).
Avatar n tn This is more than shy; after all, your son is now 14 years old. I suspect what you are seeing is "social anxiety". I might suggest you google the phrase "social anxiety in teenagers" or "social anxiety disorder" or similar words/phrases to see if the descriptions remind you of your son. You mentioned that your son only talks to one or two friends - is he able to speak to his teachers and other adults?
Avatar f tn s never even seen a doctor to find out. My dad has social anxiety disorder, and my grandma (his mom) was in and out of mental hospitals. My dad is the youngest of 9 but most of his siblings are on some form of mood stabilizer. Mental illnesses can definitely be genetic but it's not guaranteed to pass. Oh and I can tell you first hand, medication only works if you take it the right way everyday.
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 f tn D.(Generalized Anxiety Disorder) and Social Phobia and panic attacks. I did the same thing, and it was a mistake.....I believe you should go back to the doctor and see what they say. It may be helpful to try taking the meds at a lower dose than before and/or trying a different medication.
Avatar f tn Sorry myenzoorka - but you are relatively new to this site. Those on this site are aware of my expertise in this area. As you will note, I did not use the term "social anxiety disorder". This is not the same as "social anxiety". As I stated, the difference between anxiety and shy is "function" and this child is not functioning in the social environment. The only person who suggested about seeing a psychiatrist was you.
Avatar f tn I'm not a nurse, but I would visit with your primary care doctor if you have one. I'm guessing if maybe you have a social anxiety issue at minimum. To not remember where you are is the part that worries me, because even though I have social anxiety issues, I don't forget where I am. I forget names, but that's how I've been for years since my spine injuries. I have ADD and have to use to do lists.
Avatar n tn A possibility - social anxiety. Yes, behaviour such as your son is displaying can be from socal anxiety. I might suggest you google the phrase "social anxiety in children" or "anxiety at school" or similar words/phrases to see if the descriptions are similar to those of your son. If so, then it is time to see the family doctor (which I think you should do anyway). Just a possibility ....
Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder, ocd, general anxiety, social anxiety, and panic disorder. I can not go back to work and was forced to resign my job because of this. What are my chances of getting disability. I have 2 kids to support and need some income. It says that I don't have enough work credits(20).
Avatar m tn I've suffered a great deal in social settings for many years now, completely unable to make new friends or reconnect with my old ones and too scared of large groups to go back to college or seek employment. I think it stems from the bullying I experienced when I was in grade school. I would panic all day because I was usually picked on by a group of kids and would only relax when I was finally back home and in my room.
728480 tn?1312059930 A lot of people experience social anxiety. If its extreme it can be part of anxiety disorder. Paranoia is part of schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders.
Avatar m tn My son has had a lot of the same issues in kindergarten, so you aren't the ONLY one. Sometimes it feels that way. I would ask the school if they hvae more resources, can they have someone come in and observe and make some recommendations. I too do not believe behaviors are just random, etc. School is also much for demanding at this point and he may be reacting negatively to the increased demands, etc. Also, if he doesn't like schoolthen he may be anxious about going to school.
10912630 tn?1413770190 My mother had severe social anxiety and severe major depressive disorder along with many other health problems. When she corrected her low stomach acid (which was preventing nutrients needed to make neurotransmitters such as serotonin) she finally started to improve.
Avatar f tn However, this behaviour does not mean the child is suffering from an anxiety disorder; just that there are some anxiety issues. And, often this behaviour is seen in children who tend to be shy or more reserved. Children usually learn how to manage their fears and stresses when they are shy and/or reserved. Often parents will claim their child "outgrew" this phase when, in fact, the child "learned" how to manage his/her fears.