Social anxiety disorder vs shyness

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Avatar n tn Your daughter may have anxiety and specifically social anxiety. She sounds like her imaginative play is good and her verbal skills are fine which is all good. But she prefers to play alone. At 3.5 kids are coming out of paralell play and interacting more. What I would do is to start focasing on socializing with her. First, at home------ you are her playmate. Come into her games and actually play with her.
Avatar m tn I've read that smoking raises blood pressure and therefore exacerbates anxiety/stress, so it's a no-brainer that the social-smoking needs to stop. I also read that it's a good idea to cut out caffeine (no more Diet Mt. Dew *cry *throwfit *repeat). So if you are reading this looking for how to stop anxiety and panic attacks after a night of drinking, the simple answer is to STOP drinking.
Avatar n tn Your son is suffering from anxiety (probably social anxiety) but it does not seem too severe. The difference between being "shy" and suffering from "anxiety" is function. It does appear that your son is having difficulty speaking and inItiatiing play with other children (these are "function" processes).
Avatar m tn I think my social anxiety and shyness from childhood is still very present. I used to not fit in very well, in both my school, family, and friendships. I was the kid who always had to call up to ask if I could go over to friends' houses-- never the one who anyone invited over or came to see. So, a lot of my nesting-style adaptation to my life is to try to win over people. It doesn't work so great, but is something I can control.
Avatar n tn Porn and Anxiety have crippled my sex drive / erections for life. I am 31 years old. I began watching my fathers porn tapes and using magazines to masturbate before I could achieve ejaculation. I have never told anyone that before. My addiction took on all new levels with the beginning of the internet in the late 90's. Even when I stop for a few weeks I still cannot maintain an erection or achieve a Full one. I don't even have morning wood.