Social anxiety mental illness

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Avatar f tn when i go to the toilet i think i'm not really there. I'm not social, my anxiety is getting worse again but i expected that as it went away on meds. I don't like many people. I work in disability too, and I enjoy that, at least. why do i just flip and ruin my relationships with my mother, friends? i've had counseling before and I find it very hard i can't even go back to my doctor because i'm scared she'll see the worse of me or be annoyed i quit. I self harm at the worst times.
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. I turn into a robot.
12832842 tn?1448732401 Hi all, I'm wondering if there are any connections with ms and mental illness. It seems a " Tabu" subject as it seems under reported. People are embarrassed most likely , or don't want to talk about it. Well.. I have had 3 separate episodes of irrational thoughts along with lightheartedness, usually a slight headache or a slight numbness that feels "internal " within my head. Having these internal dialogues with myself.
Avatar f tn I guess to answer your question, I believe there is some element of mental illness present in all addicts. If we didn't suffer from a mental illness prior to the addiction, we certainly do now. I know that is not any kind of clinical answer, but it is my story, and probably similar to a lot of other people's stories.
Avatar n tn having both alcoholism and some other diagnosible mental illness? What are the mental illness symptoms in addition to the alcoholism? Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders and many other problems often go hand in hand with substance abuse. The current Psychiatric school of thought is to treat both problems at once, though most Psychiatrists will require that a person stops using the alcohol before prescribing a medication to help. Look into your County Mental Health center.
1532491 tn?1294598544 What you have is probably social anxiety. Please consult a psychologist who will analyze your fears and put you on therapy. With help you will soon be able to lead a normal life. Take care!
Avatar n tn I'm a 24 year old female and have had problems with depersonalization (off and on) for about 2 months. And been having panic attacks for about 1 year and have had social anxiety for about 5 years. I was diagnosed with it by my doctor and I recently was prescribed Celexa and took 10mg for about 5 days. I stopped taking it because it made my anxiety attacks and my depersonalization worse. The last 2 days that I was taking it ..I felt sooo messed up and confused. I felt like i was losing my mind.
Avatar m tn Proper treatment for mental illness along with social awareness make things easy to combat with problems related to mental health. Mental illness does not only mean anxiety or depression. The root lies in the feeling of not feeling oneself precious. The very sense of feeling oneself valuable brings about self-confidence and also self-discipline. This is considered as the key to mental peace. Still the world has to learn that mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of.
Avatar m tn Hello again....I would say that the fear of confrontation is not a mental illness. It is actually very common. When we think we are going to be reprimanded for something or confronted about something our adrenaline and other chemicals start to kick in and we are in that "fight" for "flight" mode. This is a very common thing for people even without OCD.
Avatar f tn The hospital she is currently in is saying Severe Depression and Social Anxiety Disorder. I am not concerned with who is right or wrong, I would only like to know if someday my daughter will be able to be home and attend school like an average teen again? And also, how did it suddenly appear with such intensity? Even if she was masking symptoms and/or we missed red flags, she was at least living her day to day life.
Avatar f tn Do people with mental illness have a genetic predisposition to it and then gets triggered from various environmental factors such as social events, school, or maybe for no reason at all? I'm asking because I had severe OCD when I was young, started at 12 years old or so. It consisted of me repeating ambiguous thoughts/phrases/words in my mind every morning before I started my day. The thoughts/words never made sense and could never be said out loud because it was just gibberish.
127512 tn?1193745816 i'm perfectly aware that when experiencing extreme anxiety or any form of mental illness, you don't want to connect with society...but doing so on a regular basis does help even if it's only for a little while each day. in that respect, i think any person with anxiety would see more damage than good from being allowed to stay inside their house all day alone with their thoughts...
Avatar m tn I have had a bad time since I started having CM1 symptoms, my girlfriend can not deal with my headaches causing me to be isolated (I don't understand why I am becoming isolated) and my family thinks CM1 is no big deal. On top of my physical pain, I am having a lot of emotional and mental pain mainly because nobody close to me wants to understand my disorder. Has anybody else suffered the same problems and is there any person to person support groups (Louisville area)?
589610 tn?1223754148 I've been on stelazine, navane, haldol (with cogentin), elavil, xanax, triavil, effexor, sinequan(sp?), zoloft, welbutrin, and now celexa. This has been in a span of over 20 years. I know the difference between my illness and my son's. He's able to reason much better than I do, can go out every day and do things as they're needed to be done. Me, I get confused when doing things. He genuinely enjoys talking to people. I don't. He loves school. I never got along well in school.
Avatar n tn I too suffer from mental illness I have anxiety really bad like its crazy and I lost my 4 year old daughter last year on Christmas 12/25/16 and I just fount out I was pregnant I'm 9 weeks :\ I'm excited but at the same time I kinda freaked out because I don't want anyone to think I am trying to replace her because I will NEVER try or will not replace her at all I honestly believe that this baby will help me cope with the fact of losing my daughter or maybe it's god way of helping my family heal
Avatar n tn Hi. I've been dealing with Social Anxiety for quite a few years. It's to the point now where I just can't take it anymore. I don't want to take drugs, as they bring back bad memories of previous substance abuse. And now I'm reading all the horror stories about people coming off of these drugs, and it scares me more. These drugs aren't a cure right ? So if I start taking them does it mean as soon as I stop the problem comes right back ? In other words, am I on it for life ?
1515545 tn?1291399364 My fiance is very supportive and is frustrated because he has never dealt with mental illness in this way. I haven't either for that matter, things are happening that I never expect. I don't work either, and am trying to get disability but doubt that it will happen, I have been denied twice before 3 years ago, but diagnoses has changed since then too.
Avatar f tn Well, you seem to like things the way they are and have found the positive in your untreated anxiety and other mental health issues----------- so that is good. I wish you luck. By the way. The government (at least in the US) makes no money off of medications. Private pharmaceutical companies do. Unfortuantely, your impression of the medical profession borders on paranoia. But no one thinks you have to do anything about that------ you are free to do as you choose.
Avatar m tn It is becoming clearer and clearer to researchers that healthy probiotic communities are necessary for mental health and disruptions can cause mental illness. This can be seen most clearly in the mental problems many have after taking steroidal or antibiotic medications, both of which kill off beneficial bacteria. If they can't recolonize, permanent harm can result, including anxiety and depression.
Avatar m tn ( Physical issues: I have constant tremors through my body 24/7, most evident and obvious through my thumbs, trouble speaking clearly and jumbling up words, trouble focusing my eyes, and fatigue at times. Mental issues: SEVERE brain fog...
1305767 tn?1361196276 Have never been the same since i was 19, have always suffered greatly from panic disorder, GAD, agoraphobia and social anxiety, was on Paxil for 14years which controlled most of it to a great degree, until last year March when i came off of them and suffered another breakdown in June and have been struggling since. Have got alot better due to going on Propranalol 80mg a day, my GAD is minimal but my phobic anxiety is still bad, which means my social and agraophobia is bad.
Avatar n tn severe depression, OCD, paranoia, severe anxiety, social anxiety/social disfunction, emotionally disturbed. She is very intelligent and also brave for admitting all this. I am afraid she might be at the point of suicide. She wants to live but cannot live with the mental illness inside her head anymore, she says. She has even said she wants a lobatomy. She has quite a history of taking medicines, seeing various types of doctors and even DWI's.
612876 tn?1355518095 We all know that various forms of dysautonomia are sometimes misdiagnosed initially as anxiety or other psychological/psychiatric problems before the proper diagnosis is pinpointed, but all that aside, having a chronic illness is far from stress-free. How would you rate your mental health these days? (Feel free to post explanatory comments!
Avatar n tn Does anyone from the United States know about receivind Social Security Disabilty? I just applied. I have a liver biopsy that shows piecemeal necrosis. My knodell score is 15/18. I said I was fatigued and unable to sit at the computer (my line of work) for more than 1/2 hour because of chronic fatigue. I also have depression and have been taking Zoloft for a few years. Do you folks think that this will "cut" it? Also, I did 15 weeks of Interferon/Riba and am a non-responder.
1225331 tn?1333369369 I was talking with another community member, and we were kind of discussing social security disability. We were wondering, once someone has a Dx of MS, is it fairly easy to qualify for disability benefits? Or what kind of requirements are there? Just wondering....
Avatar m tn See a mental health professional (I prefer psycholgists to psychiatrists myself - they seem better at talking to people, rather than just passing out meds!). It does sound like anxiety of some kind - social, OCD, GAD - and it really can affect your life. See the right Dr. and you will feel better, I promise!
Avatar m tn 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 m tn People label people with anxiety or depression as having a mental disorder, why is not the same for someone who is transgendered? Here is an article on what is being called "transabled" which is nothing short of a mental disorder. Maybe a closer look should be done with transgendered to see if this is more a mental disorder than anything else. http://news.nationalpost.