Social anxiety in dogs

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Avatar m tn My friend can not take her child to any social events. The child acts up in social situations. I am hoping this dog will help this child and was just wondering if anyone has had success. Thank you so much.
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?
5148952 tn?1364321766 Realizing that we are all human and that many feel a touch of anxiety in new social situations (or old ones even that one is still getting comfortable with) helps. Trust me, you are not the only one feeling anxious at a social gathering. Look for others looking for people to talk to. They are always there. Some selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRI's have indications for social anxiety and work very well. I tried Prozac with great success. Lots of luck to you.
Avatar f tn So I've just recently become open with my social anxiety. I remember being in middle school and thinking that something was horribly wrong with me. I would get so nervouse around people. My body would tremble, my voice would shake and I couldn't think clearly. I've become more comfortable with being uncomfortable, and yes I do notice that there are plenty of people that are shy, but I really hate the fact that my real personality can't show when I'm around people.
Avatar f tn I have a presentation coming up next week, so I decided to go and seek medical help today. I went to my doctor and he diagnosed me with social anxiety. He said that the best treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy, but he prescribed me some medication to get me through this semester. He prescribed 10 mg propranolol (inderal) 3 times a day and an extra 10 mg inderal 1 hour before the presentation + 0.25 mg Xanax 1 hour before the presentation.
6002673 tn?1383515245 Well i went and got a huge kennel to put in my back yard my only problem is the dogs spend all day in it because me and hubby work all this bad. I feel horrible keeping them ina kennel all day even though it is plenty big enough for them i just feel like i should not have dogs if they are locked up all day long. Any adbice?
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.
899491 tn?1243773627 I hate when people enter my little world too. I always thought that social anxiety came hand in hand with depression or people with social anxiety are more likely to be depressed/bipolar. Heh, I make noises to communicate too and my boyfriend always says, "We use our words!
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 Yes, it does sound like social anxiety. Have you thought about getting in to counseling to help with this?
Avatar f tn If you find the answer to this question, let me know. Iam the exact same way. People seem to think i am stuck-up, or a b tch. My husband is the only one that gets me. One thing I have learned, when i do talk to people, i try to talk enough to bring up my shyness and it seems after that they know im not stuck-up and they reach out more. I dont take it anymore but when i was on lexapro, i was more confident with who i was and was able to talk more to people.
722310 tn?1234762137 I have a question about social anxiety accompanied with phobia. I am a mother of 5 and I have had social anxiety since I was young. I am now 45. I bagan to drink and use drugs at an early age, to help bring comfort when I was around people. I had it pretty well managed, by making myself get out. I have had counseling in the past, but I never discussed this with the counsler, because I really didn't think it was a major problem for me. My 2nd son is turning 16 next month.
Avatar m tn At party or other social functions, I tend to watch from the sidelines instead of engage in discussions with others. Oh sure, I give the occasional greeting...."How you doing"...."What's new"..bla bla bla. But that's about the extent of it. I really dont' care for small talk of no substance. My wife on the other hand, will talk about anything and everything. She's more extroverted than I.
Avatar f tn Yes you do have social anxiety. I have had it for years and now it has turned into agoraphobia. I also have panic attacks. I am not saying all this could happen to you but just be aware of these things. Have you seen a therapist? I stay secluded to my home but my therapist is trying to help me with these issues. I take xanax for the panic attacks and anxiety. But they do have different meds. I suggest you go to a mental health facility in your area. They can be quite helpful.
Avatar f tn I would also have to agree that counseling can really help with social anxiety. First of all, don't feel ashamed or embarrased about it because many people suffer from this in my opinion. In my experience, counseling can she some light on why you are feeling anxious, make it less confusing, and gvie you as step by step approach to confront it.
Avatar f tn So I have endured Social Anxiety all my life. Along with Depression, these two make a great pair! My question is this. How does one go about getting a job, going back to school, buying a car, etc, when you don't have money, because you can't get a job because you can't be around people (social anxiety)? This *****. It's really a nasty circle.
Avatar n tn - violent behavior at school-- children with extreme anxiety about social situations can act like this - acting like a cat -- if people make her nervous, which is the case in a social anxiety case, it may be soothing for her to behave like a cat Just some thoughts. Good luck in your evaluation.
Avatar n tn I believe I have social anxiety and am currently seeing a therapist. However, managing my symptoms has become a daily challenge. How do I prevent panic attacks when I'm around others? I still get really anxious around strangers which prevents me from making genuine relationships?
506791 tn?1439842983 Hey, hey, hey! Tonight, as Miss Teia was getting pre-supper scritches, Hildie came closer than usual...laid down between my feet for a moment...Missy T stretched out and sniffed Hildie's ear, nose making contact for a few seconds!!! After Teia broke contact, Hildie got up and went to her side of the food dishes and Teia went to hers. (It was Fish for dinner.
Avatar n tn You already have a dog with no social skills, so adding yet another dog with no social skills will bring up problems right away. Unless you can keep them separated initially and do some serious work with both dogs, then you'll have to pass. If you do pass, take advantage of this opportunity to work with your own dog on social skills. Try checking out Cesar Millan's videos and books at your local library to get some hints on how to deal with the behavior.
Avatar f tn It took me 8 years to get that into my head, but now that I have reigned in the anxiety, I feel little to now symptoms. I hope this helps you and that you feel well today!
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.
4810971 tn?1359476760 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.