Social anxiety in teenagers

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Avatar f tn So I'm 17 and I suffer with Anxiety, social anxiety, PTSD, bi polar and depression. I went to my doctor about it and he said that he won't prescribe me with anti depressants because I'm not over 18 he told me to get professional counselling but If I can't even tell my parents my problem how does he expect me to tell a complete stranger how I feel?
Avatar n tn While ADHD often leads to acts of impulsivity and aggression in teenagers, the consequence of his behavior often leads to social isolation. For children and teenagers who suffer from social anxiety disorder or social phobia, there is a constant underlying fear and anxiety associated with the belief that others are watching you or that you are constantly being judged.
Avatar f tn Too many teenagers hangout in groups all the time, and it causes a lot of drama. I have been that way in the past though, for sure. I am slowing coming out of that, doing a lot better. I find psychology helps me to come to an understanding of things too. I also have different days, not like a bipolar person or anything but sometimes I can be more relaxed and not as much anxiety. I did something recently with some friends, and ever since my anxiety hasn't really been bothering me..
Avatar m tn Social anxiety occurs when you are in a social environment like a party, school, mall, etc. You can overcome social anxiety by taking some basic measures to build your confidence. Social anxiety is a very common problem and you should not feel embarrassed about accepting the fact that you suffer from it. In fact, accepting that there is some problem is the first step towards recovery. Here are a few easy to follow techniques that can help you to manger anxiety in a better way.
Avatar f tn It sounds like your daughter could be suffering from social anxiety. If she has been on the Zoloft for 5 months and has noticed no improvement, then it's time to think about trying something different, Has she also been in therapy this whole time as well? Since this began when she was quite young and you mentioned sleepovers, makes me wonder if this may have it's roots in seperation anxiety. These are only my thoughts, I am not a doctor and am not offering a diagnosis of any sort.
2126606 tn?1346348724 Within the past few years, many state health departments nationwide have been reporting rises in heroin use and overdoses in teens. The Missouri Health Department saw heroin overdoses jump from 69 cases in 2007 to 244 cases in 2011, with more than half of all heroin-associated deaths claiming individuals between the ages of 15 and 35. In New Mexico, heroin has become the fastest growing drug problem, surpassing cocaine and meth.
Avatar n tn Our local professionals have had very little success with the treatment of the teenagers involved in the study. In our case, treatment was multi-modal - intervention, constant socialization, therapy and medication. Meds were introduced when we finally "hit the wall" and was making no more progress. In our group, less than one-half of our children require medication. Why are you "masking" this issue from your daughter?
Avatar f tn I'm 16 and I'm just a athletic kid that loves basketball and I'm honestly a super outgoing person and I make people laugh I'm super social. But in September after youth group I had listened to my youth leader and another guy talk about end stuff and then I went home read all the revaluation stuff, I was up late reading it but when I was done I went to goto bed and had a panic attack my first on ever. Except when I was little I had night terrors.
1260240 tn?1336081048 Dont be mean about forcing him to be with you in social setting envolve him making chooses but if in the end he refuses I would be saying well sorry I dont feel comfortable with you staying home or in your room so you need to listen and do what your told and if you wont step up and try to be adult then I'm forced to treat you like a child.
Avatar f tn It appears your daughter is suffering from anxiety - whether it be separation or generalized or social is irrelevant. I suspect the health issues you have stated are all the result of untreated anxiety. If anxiety is the issue, I assure you that your daughter will not outgrow it nor will it go away. Untreated anxiety can ruin a life. By the way, anxiety is highly treatable and a very common mental health issue.
Avatar f tn I also suffer from migraine headaches, empty cella, anxiety, depression, OCD TO NAME A FEW!! I work full time and raise 5 teenagers! I have to sleep at least 8 hrs or I can't function! I'm very upset because he doesn't understand why I don't like having 8-10 ppl over on Weekends because I'm usually doing laundry, cleaning and getting ready for the week! We r on the verge of him leaving me! Today he told me he was fed up!
5536886 tn?1455830946 For most people, youthful fears don't result in adult anxiety and depression. People in general are anxious about change, but that doesn't make it a serious mental problem, it makes them human. It's important to ascertain whether a problem is a chronic mental dysfunction or something that will pass with time and experience or is just a bad time -- and teenagers go through more bad periods faster than any other age.
Avatar f tn My older sister was told by my doctor that she has a social anxiety and I feel that a lot of attention has been on her. I am afraid of speaking up to my mom and asking to go to the doctor's because I don't want to make it seem like a cry for attention. When I get stressed out I don't think that my mom sees how much it takes a toll on me. I feel like it is something that I can't just shake by going and doing something "relaxing," nothing relaxes me.
Avatar m tn Anyone can get that, but you've already answered your question. Your friend has been abused and you've been his rock. Until he finds a way to deal with what's happened to him he'll cling to you for the support he didn't get when he needed it at home. He's going to need therapy, and probably a fair amount of it, and that two year age difference is going to get larger as you move on in your life.
Avatar m tn Hi, I felt a need to reply to you, first because I actually have the same problem and I googled "anxiety related gas" to see if I would find anything useful..and I came upon your post. And second, because I noticed you didnt get much response from others. I know every single feelings you described, and it took me many years actually to realize that what I have is anxiety related. Lucky for you though, your problem only started 3-5 years ago...
Avatar n tn He switched to generic a few months ago, but he says the increase in anxiety does not correlate with the switch. Thank you for your help.
Avatar n tn The best way to describe the sound is like a stomach growling, only in the throat. It's incredibly embarrassing and I can't prevent it from happening. It tends to happen a lot after I drink juice or soda, but also sometimes after meals where I only drank water. Along with the gurgle I feel some light pressure in my lower throat, near my collarbone, like there's air trying to get out (no pain).
Avatar n tn but the majority of times blood came out in the sperm, or only after ejaculation during urination, or both in the sperm and the urine. once i woke up without having had sex that week and urinated blood. i tested my blood, sperm, and urine and the only abnormality was a high psa level. my dr said it is very rare and is that high in 40/50 year old. i did a biopsy for prostate cancer and my dr said that everything was ok. after the biopsy, i waqs back to normal.
Avatar f tn I was a really anxious kid/teenager and was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Agoraphobia in my early 20s. Then in my mid 20s I was also diagnosed with OCD. I have suffered alot with this and there were times in my life that I didnt leave my house for 6 months at a time because I was doing all these rituals around the house that took up all my time. I was also exposed to some sexual assault by our neighbor when I was a child.
Avatar f tn I suspect what you are seeing is "social anxiety". I might suggest you google the phrase "social anxiety in teenagers" or "social anxiety disorder" or similar words/phrases to see if the descriptions remind you of your son. You already know that your son's behaviour is "not the norm" or you would not have posted on this site. If you feel that your son does suffer from SA, then contact your family doctor re advice.
Avatar m tn I think a small surveillance cam on the kids, and then a meeting with the boys and their parents by someone such as a vice principal, that includes the boys watching the video with their parents, could cause them never to do it again, and wouldn't pin unmanageable blame on either you or the other kids in the class. Teenagers are old enough to know full well that masturbation is wrong to do in a public place, and that decent behavior is expected of citizens in public.
Avatar m tn 31 am EDT Public shaming would be an effective way to regulate the “irresponsible behavior” of unwed mothers, misbehaving teenagers and welfare recipients, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) argued in his 1995 book Profiles in Character. In a chapter called "The Restoration of Shame,” the likely 2016 presidential candidate made the case that restoring the art of public humiliation could help prevent pregnancies “out of wedlock.
Avatar n tn This is more than shy; after all, your son is now 14 years old. I suspect what you are seeing is "social anxiety". I might suggest you google the phrase "social anxiety in teenagers" or "social anxiety disorder" or similar words/phrases to see if the descriptions remind you of your son. You mentioned that your son only talks to one or two friends - is he able to speak to his teachers and other adults?
1319167 tn?1278217269 I am more enthusiastic..more social..more creative with this drug running through my veins. And all I have needed is the love from my husband and kids running through my veins. I fear with all my heart that my oldest son who is 13 has damage that is not repairable. We used to have such an untouchable bond but I do not think it is there anymore. I am confident that he is aware of the drug issue but not the details. As his mother I know he feels the distance..
Avatar n tn About 48 hours ago, I noticed this heat sensation in my left shin. At first I thought I was standing too close to a heat vent in the floor at work! It is a warm, sort of tingly sensation that lasts 5 seconds and occurs, I don't know, 10 times throughout the day. I wonder if I slept on the leg funny?? Stress?? I am 43 and in reasonably good health but seem to be a hypochondriac (spelling?) at times.
Avatar n tn The over reliance on medication can give you false hope, and medication alone is not sufficient, especially in teenagers who are feeling worse on medications. Take your time and find the right person for him.
Avatar n tn The meetings, books, change of social life and change in my own personality all put a huge strain on my marraige. I slowly left AA and replaced it with more family and community functions. My wife hated AA and the whole process of getting sober. She has a hard time seeing addiction as a disease and treats it as a character flaw. I am very scared of going through the process again. When I am on Hydro, I turn into Super Dad. I play Cinderella and Barbie, read Harry Potter etc...
Avatar n tn The best thing to do is encourage him to get counseling so he can see this himself and begin to overcome his social anxiety. If you want, in a few days from now, I will have my book "transformation; growth and change in adult life" available at www. There he can read about what is going on during this part of his life cycle, and what he has to do for himself in terms of psychological maturation.
Avatar n tn As you have found out, your son will not outgrow this anxiety nor will it go away. But, anxiety can be difficult to treat in teenagers so I would hope you seek additional help as soon as possible. It appears from your posting that the help you have is not sufficient. Hope this helps ...