Social anxiety in dogs

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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 This school year she has gradually been able to stay in class, in a small private school we found. At first she required valium to sit in class without panicking. Now she stays in class and does her work. She still has no real friends - only cyber friends from a game she plays. She was a gifted student - several years ago she won a nationwide essay contest. Now, she ahs no interest in academics. She is lucky enough to have a therapist she trusts and takes an anti-depressant.
605458 tn?1539232408 First, the adoption event planned for tomorrow was cancelled due to weather forecast for snow. I was disappointed, as I always am when it takes me days to get used to the idea of something only to have it not happen, but turns we're having like a blizzard here, so...good call! While I was at the shelter cleaning the Lhasa Apsos crates (dogs I work with to help socialize), I noticed that the pads were the very same baby blankets I put in on Wednesday.
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.
506273 tn?1260142381 Namaste, Social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, is an anxiety disorder in which a person has an excessive and unreasonable fear of social situations. Anxiety (intense nervousness) and self-consciousness arise from a fear of being closely watched, judged and criticized by others. A person with social anxiety disorder is afraid that he or she will make mistakes and be embarrassed or humiliated in front of others.
Avatar n tn How can I find a psychiatrist and/or counselor who knows both ADD in adult women, and Social Anxiety Disorder well enough to help a person who suffers from both to get through the Social Security Disability process? This will be in two parts because I exceeded the maximum length.
Avatar n tn I had to carry him from the party and talk him down (took approx 5 minutes) before he would return. In several other instances when he has done something wrong in front of starangers, he becomes overly embarassed and breaks down crying. 6. If his mother and I need to go out and leave him with others (even his grandma) he breaks down crying. 7. He is sometimes petrified of strangers.
605458 tn?1539232408 Depisode is adding to my anxiety and ability to cope with things - too many people, too many at yoga, too many at the shelter, the neighbor...I am shutting people out because I am tense and anxious by their existence in my life. I just want the people I am comfortable with around. I like the others, just am not at ease with them around. People who want to chat and talk. I want to be quiet and only talk about the dogs or something, not 'do you work' 'are you married' ugh!
398624 tn?1266273049 Me again!! I have generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder. I have a SEVERE case of both!! Can anyone here tell me the best fast acting anxiety pill (like xanax or ativan-ive tried both, my body i think is immune to those now!!) I see my psychiatrist tomorrow and would like some ideas!!
Avatar m tn I get anxiety in the car too, but probably not for the same reasons as you. I get it because I am leaving my safe zone (home). And i'm not sure if I would be able to make it back in time. Goes hand in hand with my agoraphobia. I'm not afraid of the driving bit at all.
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 m tn I know that alcohol tears downs those walls and your inhibitions. But mine would be letting my guard down in social situations. Since I am nervous around new people and don't always lead in conversations, that is one thing that is lowered. It also, before I got married, let me talk to women at bars, without getting nervous, and sounding dumb. But my inhibitions were never violent and wanting to kill people. CONTINUED....
Avatar m tn I know that alcohol tears downs those walls and your inhibitions. But mine would be letting my guard down in social situations. Since I am nervous around new people and don't always lead in conversations, that is one thing that is lowered. It also, before I got married, let me talk to women at bars, without getting nervous, and sounding dumb. But my inhibitions were never violent and wanting to kill people. CONTINUED...
Avatar m tn If you can share in your homegroup about your social phobia and isolation and anxiety, I can assure you that many people in the group will be able to identify with what you're experiencing. Those were also some of the reasons that I drank. I still experience those feelings, but they are no longer my baseline condition. In AA, I've found that working the twelve steps, slowly and in order, with a sponsor, is helping me to overcome my anxiety and isolation.
Avatar f tn Hello, I have this problem too and was puzzled about the anxiety reality, its not so much anxiety as it is a for of OCD. We have become aware of our breathing and thinking about it put it into all kinds of odd patterns. Harmless but miserable to say the least. It took six months for me to come to the grip that this is not medical but something in my " head" The good thing is, I can make it go away, and IT WILL GO AWAY.
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with severe anxiety in 2004 after coming back from deployment (war *****). Since then, its taken an ugly turn to health anxiety - I eat very healthy for the most part, but any little twitch in my body, I began to freak out (I hate google)... But a few questions 1) does anybody else experience loose - diarrhea type stools during anxiety? 2) is driving around therapeutic for anybody else? 3) does your anxiety go away at night?
Avatar n tn It is not unusual for a person to display both a Mood Disorder (such as Depression or Bipolar Disorder) and an Anxiety Disorder (such as Social Phobia or Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
Avatar n tn That's his OWN experience and doesn't mean you'll get the same. Once again, it's not proven yet except in dogs. It hasn't proved in humans (who would give cardiopoison to humans?!?) so it's not known if it'll do the same for humans.
Avatar f tn In my case, much of the problem was hormonal but depression seems to run in the family (never spoken of openly of course). The depression and anxiety kicked in at puberty. My family was typical of most back then I think: you didn't see a therapist unless you really were "crazy". To even make an appointment was an admission of weakness or a character flaw. It's so sad that the same attitude persists today. Anyway, what finally drove me to my doctor was the death of my dog.
6571576 tn?1382548114 I went through the exact same thing at work back in 1982. In the morning I'd come in to work and I was filled with anxiety. My doctor was giving me tranquilizers to calm my nerves, and they had stopped working. The only thing that calmed me was the drink I had to have for lunch at the bar near work (in downtown Detroit). My doctor was also telling me I'm having alcohol problems and these are the DTs. A guy in my department who was 21 years sober in AA asked whats up a few times also.
Avatar f tn Although I love walking my dog, I'm not comfortable in social situations and dog people love to socialize and talk about their dogs. This is usually an obvious time for the old legs to start acting up on me, but today, I carried on a conversation with a few dog owners while the dogs played and my legs surprisingly, didn't let me down. I'm a great believer in cognative behavioural therapy...
Avatar f tn Probably the thing that we can take away from it is that hormones do play an important role in anxiety. I have had the complete opposite reaction from the rest of the community. I had been on the pill for years (for irregular menstruation) and then went off of it - thought it had been long enough. About a month after quitting the pill, I started having panic attacks (but didn't yet correlate it with the pill).
605458 tn?1539232408 While I was at the shelter cleaning the Lhasa Apsos crates (dogs I work with to help socialize), I noticed that the pads were the very same baby blankets I put in on Wednesday. I remember specifically because they had been new and I thought they were cute & gave Corky the blue one & Mindy the pink.
Avatar n tn I rarely sleep more than four and a half hours a night. My mood is up and down in a moments' time. Anxiety is free floating and depression occurs at least once every day for an hour or so. I am quick to snap at my wife and our dogs. I have the shortest fuse. The smallest annoyances set me off. I can hardly focus on my work, but manage through it.
Avatar f tn Hi, I too have trouble going out, I just watch my dogs in the yard and stay by the door. I don't have very many close friends. I have asthma. I go out to my psydoc and missed my appt with my therapist coz I didn't want to talk. Stupid huh?? I just don't want to talk about my stuff any more. It's the same old same old, don't want to go out. You are not the only one with this. Hope you find your answer. I just should get out of my room and do something!
649848 tn?1534637300 Thanks for that Barb, I think your right there as been lots of things going on since before christmas, I had that lump under my arm, which worried me luckely it turned out to be a cyst, then the Daughter in law was ill and in hospital, then the miscarriage really hit me hard, I just dont seem to be coping as well as i usually do, Your right though i do enjoy it once im there, I was reading something called Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) the symptoms include * Depression * Hopele
Avatar n tn but seems to have mellowed out with that and loves her dogs/cat. I am afraid she is bi-polar on top of ASD, SPD, anxiety, etc.... She is only 4, and i am already wondering if meds might be the answer soon. Thanks for listening.
Avatar m tn This morning has been my first time after sinus surgery that I smelled something bad.We have 2 dogs in the house,I thought it was my nose,but the smell was so strong I started looking around because I thought one of them has lost their mind and s**t I was walking around sniffing and when I didn't find anything,I got my Neti Pot and washed my sinuses 2 times,that was with 2 full Neti pots full.
192055 tn?1263559137 Hi, there are a whole bunch of postings under "chronic cough" which seem similar to this. And some good ideas I am going to try I have had a constant cough for 3 plus years and for last year it has been phlegmy like yours. I am always coughing and clearing my throat at meetings like an old man. Worse in a.m. when I wake up or out in cold walking the dogs. Or.... talking on the telephone or in a meeting. Always have a "frog" in my throat.
Avatar f tn I'm guessing with the name magnolia and raining, u must be in the south! Lol. It's raining cats and dogs here in Georgia and I hate it! Wow girl u have done so much on day 2 that I don't think I could have handled so do not ever say you're not a strong lady!! I hate all your primping got washed away lol! That's okay, I'm sure you'll be beautified for work tomorrow!! I'll be thinking about ya! I know you're gonna do great! I'm SO proud of u!