Social anxiety disorder in kids

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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.
3060903 tn?1398568723 But the situations that trigger the symptoms of social anxiety disorder can be different. Some people experience anxiety in most social and performance situations, a condition known as generalized social anxiety disorder. For other people with social phobia, anxiety is connected with specific social situations, such as speaking to strangers, eating at restaurants, or going to parties. The most common specific social phobia is fear of public speaking or performing in front of an audience.
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. You'll be fine as long as you reach out for the help you need.
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 Her inflexibility and frustration levels are also indicative of anxiety. In addition, anxiety-ridden children are usually constipated, have food issues, and sensitivity problems (as tags in clothing or seams in socks). By the way, our child was not able to use the bathroom at school until Grade 3 or able to eat at school until Grade 2.
1006035 tn?1485579497 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 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 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 n tn His counting and ordering behavior may represent the onset of an anxiety disorder (obsessive-compulsive disorder). His social difficulties may represent a condition along the Pervasive Developmental Disorder spectrum, or he might display developmentally delayed social skills without accompanying emotional disorder. The goal of the evaluation will be to figure this out and, once figured out, to develop a treatment plan.
Avatar n tn When I used to get panic attacks in stores, and ran in the bathroom I used to tell my kids that I had diarrhea. I was afraid that my anxiety would rub off on my kids. They didn't know about my panic attacks until they went to high school. People with panic attacks are very prone when they feel "out of control" as in sitting in a dental chair, getting an MRI, flying in a plane, riding a train etc. Situations where somebody else is in control "when you can get out".
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.
4810971 tn?1359480360 My mother has depression, OCD, and social anxiety disorder, and lately it is getting worse. I am 15, and I have Bipolar disorder and OCD, so I get depressed a lot, too, but nothing like this. At night, she will sit on the couch with her head in her hands, and will stare at nothing for hours, no matter how much we try and talk to her, and we eventually give up. This happens every night, no matter what.
Avatar n tn It would be reasonable to arrange an evaluation with a peduatric menatl health clinician for the purpose of taking a look at what appear to be symptoms of an anxiety disorder. It may be that the advice you receive is to simply carry on, exposing him to normal activities for a child his age. Or, some intervention might be recommended. Let the chips fall where they may; go ahead and have the evaluation. There's nothing to lose by doing so.
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 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.
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.
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.
431685 tn?1324341198 Etc.. Is GAD or panic disorder curable? Can it be treated? Can it be gone in just months instead of years or forever? i'm so sad... I don't even want to be myself anymore.. This is the worst I've felt in such a long time..
Avatar n tn His social problems are typical of persons with his disorder and the best intervention is a social skills/social problem-solving group. His working memory and EF problems are typical of ADHD, so it is not surprising that he achieved some benefit from the psychostimulant. While there are many stimulant products available, when you boil it all down there are really only two choices: methylphenidate and dextroamphetamine.
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 f tn I hear complaints from his teacher saying she won't talk loud in the class, but good things is she answers teacher veri nice , but not loud enough showing some kind of fear... She only plays with 1 or 2 kids in the recess time. Any help is much appreciated.. Is this SPD or Autism or Attention disorder? I would like to get this treated asap for her to socialize well and for me to sleep well without worries about her..Thanks..
Avatar n tn ESL teacher only works with 2 kids in the class when she does push-in and I did not see any complaint for the behavior on her report. Home teacher once also mentioned over the phone that my son tends to tantrum more when he does not know his expectation. With more attention and help from ESL teacher, he can focus on his work and more cooperative. I just went back and review the report again. The area teacher mentioned that she has concern about is listed below: 1.
Avatar n tn If she never seems to get more comfortable, then you need to take further steps to help her. Agreed that anxiety shows itself in kids in ways such as stomach aches, avoidance, not speaking to others, etc. I was very shy when growing up and little. And have been diagnosed with mild social anxiety as an adult. I get nervous around others that are unfamiliar to me. however, my situation is very manageable.
Avatar f tn She also has difficulty engaging in social play for extended periods. She is beginning to join in more with kids, but only lasts a few minutes before retreating to her solitary play. Unless it's an activity like toboganning or playing in the snow (something more physical), in which case she plays along with everyone and no noticable differences are observed.
Avatar f tn I'm bipolar, I think my mom may be to but she'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.
Avatar f tn Dear Lisa, Yes, your son might display Separation Anxiety Disorder, but that alone would not account for his anger and oppositionality (in fact, most children with Separation Anxiety alone are more on the quiet/worried end of the spectrum). The difficult behavior can be the result of developmental immaturity and his not really being ready for the kinds of social interactions he's encountering.
Avatar f tn it sounds as if the dynamics in the home are out of sinc.... in my opinion children do not become anti social by them selves its usually a problem or problems within the family ..They copy and learn from us ..
127512 tn?1193745816 I am sorry I misunderstood you. I was diagnosised in 1994 with panic and anxiety disorder. Doctor said it was probaly from the Mitral valve prolapse I have. My heart will flutter and I go into a panic. But I am not sure this is the case. I believe there are allot of contributing factors. One the MVP, two I saw more violence in my home growing up than anyone can imagine (things most only see in horror movies), lost two brothers when I was young to murder.