Social anxiety leads to depression

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492527 tn?1212175672 What would be the better medication for depression, anxiety, and social anxiety. Effexor xr or Zoloft.
Avatar m tn There is a large group of SSRI's (Zoloft is one) used for lessening the anxiety in social phobia. The rule of medication is "to go low and go slow" - referring to the dose and the time between increases (if required). I agree with the above poster - maybe another alternative medication might be wise. Could you research this on the internet and take your new-found information to your doctor?
494087 tn?1257793207 Think about it and I bet you can apply the same resolve to start on your path to becoming healed of the anxiety and phobias as well. Take it from me - I once was in a place simliar to yours and now I am almost completely "cured" and normal, although, I may still be emotionally retarted my self too! :) Good luck and let no one or nothing control your destiny but you and God.
Avatar m tn When it comes to going out with her to a bar, restaurant, social event, it normally triggers my depression and I feel miserable inside. I try to fake that I"m fine and fake some smiles and laughs when at a social event, but inside, I"m counting the minutes when I can leave. In fact, I find that most times I have to attend any social function, I count the minutes until I can leave the party. I can usually fake it for about 2 hours.
Avatar m tn s one thing to have a drink or two, but to drink to total intoxication, it never leads to anything good. It leads to hangovers, poor behavior, fights, anxiety, depression, promiscuity and unsafe sex (which can lead to a lot of other bad things), DUIs, accidents, injuries, etc etc. You've recieved excellent advice above. When you go out with your friends, drink whatever you want, soda, coffee, whatever.
722310 tn?1234762137 It took having a nervous breakdown at age 25 to finally get help for my social anxiety, Panic attacks, and depression. I think your son needs to be evaulated ASAP because if left untreated he wiill never learn to deal with his social anxiety which will then cause him to be depressed or worse. Today I am 33 and I finally feel like I have control of my life..... A little about me.. I am married with 3 girls ages 16, 5, & 2.
Avatar m tn I know, when you feel the anxiety, it leads to more anxiety because you are anxious they will notice your anxiety... Higher heart rate, blood pressure, chest pains, wish to immediately leave the place... And to me, it seems better to leave home at night or when it is colder or rainy, because there are less people out there, on the street... You are not alone!
Avatar n tn He does need his friends, but he also needs his family. If you have any questions about social anxiety, I'd be happy to answer them for you.
Avatar f tn You can kick the habit but u really need to talk to the dr abot the anxiety and depression. If nome find someone to talk to. PLEASE!!!
Avatar f tn I too have battled anxiety for about 10-12 years. Think it was a result of my father passing away. I have a very low tolerance for drugs now since I had a brief stint of taking ecstasy pills around 2006! Once I stopped I couldn't take pills of any sort without being reminded of that dreadful time in my life. Since then, I've been prescribed Buspar for my on and off anxiety which I completely hated. I switched doctors and was given Klonopin.
Avatar f tn There are new medications for social anxiety disorders and depression. See a Doctor. They can help get you fixed up. (I've had similar issues, due to being raped when I was 15.
Avatar f tn m trying so hard to overcome my Social Anxiety but i just seem to be taking a step back all the time. The only thing i seem to want to do is sleep, i could sleep all day. So that means my sleep pattern is all over the place. I'm also getting very agitated easily, very irritable. My Generalized Anxiety has gotten worse. I feel so detached from the world, from everybody, i space out so easily. I try to be happy but i just want to scream instead. I don't understand it.
Avatar f tn I have the same problem as you. I'm 23 and my doctor just diagnosed me with Social Anxiety Disorder, tho I'm pretty sure I have had this problem for most of my life. I dropped out of school, and I haven't had a real job and I don't drive much all because of my anxiety. I don't really know what the solution is but what I am trying to do is conquer my fear and anxiety by going out and facing it.
Avatar m tn Hi, welcome to the forum. The replies are giving you many great leads I hope. Therefor I'll only give you a link of where you can find more information on this! http://www.medhelp.org/tags/show/167/Depression?middle_panel=user_journals I hope you find the right answers. It's important that you discuss and draft your worries with your GP to find the right kind of treatment for a condition like this.
Avatar m tn I am taking Trazodone. I Was prescribed 2 100 mg tablets. I started with 25 mg at bedtime. I can see that as I increase the nightly dose to 50 mg or more it will help with sleep and the other stuff. I am concerned about the numerous side effects of the med. It is an older med. Is there a newer med that will help with my sleep & depression & anxiety, & social anxiety that has less serious side effects?
664382 tn?1280910555 i agree. this place has helped me a lot, even though i've never really asked any questions. i'm so familiar with my problem, that i don't have too many questions i don't already know the answer to...but knowing i'm not the only one and sharing my experience's to hopefully let others know they aren't alone does help. i think that's one of the worst parts of the disorder...thinking you're the only one who can understand.
Avatar f tn Hi, I was on lexapro for about 5 years for depression and anxiety. Worked great. Then one day started making me jittery, restless legs syndrome etc. since then I've tried about every ssri and they all give me horrible side effects. I took cymbalta for a short time helped at first then crazy mood swings. At this point I am so frustrated and thought I was the only one that had this problem. I now see a lot of people have struggles with it. I am considering trying the Prestiq.
Avatar f tn That could lead to a lot of those symptoms as well (especially if you have a night cap to help you fall asleep, it can often lead to waking up part way through the night, which in turn leads to anxiety/stress/irritability). Just thinking out loud here; not accusing or insinuating.
1489305 tn?1315179507 I have no self confidence, I want to fix that. Does anyone have any suggestions, my psychologist told me about this book called 7 days to self confidence, or 7 steps to self confidence or something like that... I really don't want to have social anxiety for the rest of my "miserable" life. Advice wanted, nay, needed.
Avatar m tn I think you have anxiety issues. I think to address anxiety (social phobia, ocd, etc) and depression you should have a psych consult followed by psychotherapy. I think working through some of your childhood issues and also concerns about health you may in turn feel less anxious and less depressed. There is also a compulsive behaviors expert forum which may help you better understand the o-c behavior or direct you towards appropriate support.
Avatar m tn Oh, and by the way, if you only have depression and not anxiety, the first ssri you want to try is Prozac, not Lexapro -- fist, Lexapro isn't off patent, so it's pretty expensive, and second, Prozac tends to be easier to quit since it stays longer in the body.
Avatar f tn Been on wellbutrin for almost two months feel like my anxiety is worse . social anxiety is horrible and sometimes I feel a little shortness of breath . I take 150xl once a day . frustrated.
7420684 tn?1391039029 I have ADD inattentive, clinical depression, GAD and Social Anxiety. I have tried Prozac, effexor, zoloft, and wellbutrin that I recall. I have not had much luck with any of them. I have tried vyvanse for my ADD and I would hyperfocus on it and when it wore off late afternoon to early evening I would get super depressed. It helped my Social Anxiety ironically. I also tried Strattera for a week but due to my wariness with antidepressants didn't give it a chance.
973741 tn?1342342773 That restrictive teaching that you have to be a certain way and constant redirection as kids/teens act themselves is damaging. And that ABA leads to masking which can lead to burn out and depression. What are your thoughts on ABA therapy? If it was helpful or damaging?