Social anxiety examples

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440680 tn?1205685975 i would always get these thoughts stuck in my head that i could never commit to a serious relationship with someone, given my own problems with depression/social anxiety/anger(SOMETIMES I DONT DEAL WITH THESE VERY WELL AND GET SUICIDAL THOUGHTS). this is how i see it, who truly wants to date a guy with social anxieties?! how would anybody be able to live with me everyday? DONT ASK ME THAT QUESTION BECAUSE I WILL NEVER KNOW THE ANSWER!
Avatar m tn what could happen to a person if their anxiety goes untreated over a long period of time?
Avatar n tn Believe it or not, the parts of your answer which I copied and pasted above, are all examples of behaviour of children suffering from anxiety. I don't think this child is suffering from an anxiety "disorder", but I do think it is highly possible that this child is suffering from extreme stress resulting in the behaviours which you are seeing.
Avatar f tn Do people ever faint as a result of anxiety or stress? I have been told that people having an anxiety attack never faint but may feel like they will.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Social phobia and fear of public speaking Social phobia, also called social anxiety disorder, is fear of social situations where you may be embarrassed or judged. If you have social phobia you may be excessively self-conscious and afraid of humiliating yourself in front of others. Your anxiety over how you will look and what others will think may lead you to avoid certain social situations you’d otherwise enjoy. Fear of public speaking, an extremely common phobia, is a type of social phobia.
Avatar f tn CBT helps with learning strategies to cope with your anxiety, whilst trying to figure out the underlying reasons for your anxiety, and desensitisation therapy works in a stepped fashion and combats your fear slowly. For example, stage 1 would be that you wear a pair of lighter coloured trousers when going outside, and stage 10 would be that you wear white trousers going out for example. I hope you start to feel better soon!
Avatar m tn In the recent year or so, I have noticed that I have had a lot of anxiety episodes. For awhile I thought it was too much caffeine or nervousness, but it seem to get worse when I drank. It made for a lot of worry. I obsess about everything. Diease, health, dying, ect. I'm newly married and my wife thinks I am a big worrier and overly obsessed with negative things. I Have had ups and downs with alcohol in the last year and a half.
Avatar n tn Those who suffer from it would also be haunted by Social Phobia and OCD. According to my experience in counseling, I can say, such panic, anxiety or “fear” is a sort of energy, since it is a sort of energy, it exists and disappears fully according to Energy Conservation Law. It cannot be wiped out and exterminated at pleasure. That is what we must understand. We must learn to respect this objective energy which is beyond our control.
1524304 tn?1326400574 It sounds like you have social anxiety. I'm not a professional. I have social anxiety myself. I can completely relate to how you feel about meeting others and getting a job. My social anxiety was worse when I was younger. I was able to overcome it and went on to university and became a professional. I would recommend seeing a Psychiatrist about this, for sure. You would need some professional help in the beginning and perhaps some meds as well.
Avatar f tn I am 62 years old. Anxiety has ruled my entire life...since my first memories at about 3 years old. My father (has been deceased since 1986) was an abuser (physical, emotional and sexual). My first memory is of hearing my older brother screaming. He was about 4 years old and could not yet tie his he was beaten. I had never known anything but stress, anxiety/fear and physical pain until I finally got out of there at 19 years old.
Avatar m tn WELCOME TO THE ANXIETY FORUM! Welcome everyone to the Anxiety Forum. This is the place to come if you have questions or concerns about anxiety/panic, related medications and their side effects and recovery. Some of our members have been living with anxiety and related disorders for years, while others are new to the waiting rooms of psychiatrists/therapists and the rainbow of medications available to treat our various conditions. Regardless of what brings you here, welcome!
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 n tn discomfort in neck/throat is often an initial symptom as can be psychiatric presentation like anxiety. I took anti-anxiety meds for 10 years before being properly diagnosed. The run down feeling and sinus infections are also consistent with the progression of this disease. Often docs will just run a TSH test to check thyroid function, but the antibody testing (TPO) is extremely important.
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 I have noticed after his surgery that his anxiety level is extremely high. He lashes out for the smallest things and everything seems to get to him, especially anything that involves me. He drinks more wine to relax and I think it is having an adverse effect. When I mention that he might try some relaxation techniques to quell his anxiety he "goes off". He says "the doctor says I shouldn't be stressed and you are adding to it".
Avatar m tn I guess with that said though, my 'getting worse' would be that my psychological symptoms did get MUCH worse over the years. The Fog and disconnected feeling started first, then the social anxiety and OCD. Then I had a year of prolonged intense stress and it seemed like my body/ mind collapsed from it and wasn't able to fight back like a normal healthy system would. That's when the head exploding 'fight or flight' reactions would occur that lasted weeks at a time.
Avatar m tn I agree that the Cardiac part of my symptoms feed my anxiety level... that's now all linked to my heart... I had social phobia BUT now it's completly gone... I just fear that I will have a heart attack or something else from my heart!!! So the more faster my heart beat, the more adrenaline my adrenal glands release and add the anxiety on the top of that and I ending with a fast heart beat very irregular of 150 and more + a panic attach who rise the pulse rate even higher...
Avatar n tn Our child displayed many of the behaviours you have indicated. She was diagnosed with a severe social anxiety disorder at six years of age. Five years later, she is doing fine. I wish you the best.
Avatar n tn Yes, you are correct about social phobia presenting itself in only certain situations, selective mutism, of course presents only in specific settings i.e. school. Thank you!
Avatar m tn However, in certain cases, they are also prescribed for varying categories of anxiety, and in some cases, even agoraphobia/social anxiety. Regarding the current gold standard treatment for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), psychiatrists are more apt to prescribe an antidepressant. For approximately the past decade, numerous trials and studies have proven these drugs safer than the previous first-line treatment with benzodiazepines.
Avatar n tn I expect you are dealing with anxiety - panic attacks are examples of anxiety and anxiety is inherited. I doubt if behavioural has that much to do with what you are seeing. By the way, many children who suffer from anxiety have problems using the toilets at school so I doubt if the reply "because I was being lazy" is correct. She probably is too "afraid to go" although I doubt if she is aware of this.
Avatar n tn This sounds like generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder. Talk to your doc about SSRI's or SNRI's, like prozac, paxil, zoloft, effexor, lexapro, etc. They help tremendously. If you try one, and after a month don't feel better, you can try a different one, or a stronger dose. They all have similar mechanisms, but each is just different enough, that some will work better for some people depending on brain chemistry.
Avatar m tn He/she is a medical doctor who can properly assess and diagnose you. If it is determined that you have an anxiety disorder (IE GAD, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, etc), then he/she can discuss treatment options with you, which could include meds and/or therapy. In the meantime, definitely keep up with the psychologist.
Avatar f tn I picked up on your post because you said the girls speaks and therefore it cannot be autism. Autism is a spectrum disorder. So it ranges from non-verbal to above average verbal communication as well as gifted children. It is more about how the brain is wired up. Her reaction to different environments could be due to changes in general which some people on the spectrum find very distressing. Does she behave like this in all environments outside of home?
Avatar f tn I have fibromyalgia along with mood swings, short term memory problems, and confusion. I also suffer with anxiety which makes social situations hard. I consider myself to be a good person. I don't harm anyone. I am quick to give, even to strangers. I don't use alcohol or drugs. I have had problems communicating since coming to the USA with a Carribbean accent. Made fun of by other kids, etc. So, over the years I've worked on speaking plainly/clearly. I am college educated and speak well.
Avatar f tn Hello there! I'm glad you found us! You'll find a lot of help and info here, along with support! OCD is "Obsessive Compulsive Disorder", an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts and worries, along with compulsions (actions) that people engage in to decrease their anxiety. An example would be someone with a phobia/fear of germs who engages in the compulsion of near constant handwashing. OCD can vary in severity.
Avatar n tn My daughter age 7, seems to have taken to it okay. However her behavior shows major anxiety. Won't sleep in her own bed at night, teeth grinding when she is asleep. And has decided to become a vegetarian. She likes her school, however is not the shining star she used to be as the school levels are higher in HK. She is an only child (not by choice!) so she has one on one attention with us, but perhaps not the right attention.
Avatar n tn I also had extreme social anxiety and anxiety in general with new situations when I was a kid. When I was a kid I remember being depressed after my parents were divorced when I was 5(now 25) and when my mom left to move to NC(9 years old) and into a deep depression when I was 15 after the death of my grandmother and great grandfather.
Avatar m tn But drinking past a little brings on that disorientation for everyone, and for people who suffer anxiety attacks that feels like an anxiety symptom, which can bring on anxiety. I say if it feel okay do it, if it doesn't, don't, but don't drink to being drunk because, first, then you'll be a ta level where it might interact adversely with medication, and second, it'll bring on the very symptoms you take the medication to avoid.
Avatar m tn The Rebif is more likely to cause depression, but depression can have an anxiety side to it also. Be sure to tell your regular doctor and your neurologist about the anxiety/panic. Often they are easily treated. If you don't have an appointment coming up soon, call the office and leave a message about the problem and ask for a call-back. You are not at all alone here. Stick around and you'll find that for everything you have going on, some of us have had it, too.