Social anxiety teenagers

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Avatar n tn Hi, What all does a psychiatrist actually do to diagnose you with social anxiety disorder? Like do they just talk to you and give you treatment options. Or do they have to do a bunch of like blood work? AND, what medications are prescribed to teenagers(below 18 years old) with social anxiety disorders. Thanks.
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 When I hit teenage years I was very depressed, but slowly i've noticed it became more anxiety. I have met someone in which I see a lot of good with, but I also have the things that I find to bother me. I am so protective, and cannot deal with certain people. My boyfriend has a lot of friends and I am not one to hangout with a lot of people, I am an infp type.
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 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 Unfortunately, heroin abuse is now affecting America’s youth, especially suburban teenagers. 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.
Avatar f tn what are some natural vitamens that would help with depression/ anxiety? I am taking a vit b complex with C and it seems to help a little but wonder if there's something more helpful.
Avatar n tn One of my closest friends suffered from sm and severe social anxiety as a child, teen and young adult. But, when her daughter started to exhibit the same behaviours she had as a child, she knew it was time she did something about her own anxieties so that she could help her daughter. She is the one who "leads" our support group. I'm going to post the address of an article that was published in our local newspaper and then posted on the internet - http://www.selectivemutism.
1260240 tn?1336081048 I have come to realise that my son Glen 16 is suffering with agrophobia and anxiety, due to how he acts. If the prozac works then it will help him, but what if it doesn't it and he's only been on the meds 2 weeks and I've heard it takes around 4 weeks to notice any real difference. At the moment Glen doesn't want to go anywhere, i.e. clubs that he used to attend, respite, school.
5536886 tn?1455830946 Which is hard to live with and life changes can cause it to escalate. I do have a son with general anxiety and social anxiety. He is always nervous about everything. I feel really bad for him. Because the normal nervousness that we feel is compounded exponentially for him. When he started a new school last year, he was a true wreck. He has sensory integration disorder as well so we were worried already about the transition.
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 I am 15 and was officially diagnosed with Social Anxiety (finally) about 5 months ago even though I've had anxiety since year 8/ early year 9 (don't know what that is in American system - sorry). I noticed the gas thing last year and IT ONLY SEEMS TO HAPPEN AT SCHOOL! I am so self-conscious about it. It doesn't affect my life as greatly as it seems to affect everyone else's on this website but it really affects my learning. About 70% of my time in lessons is spent on me focusing on the gas.
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 n tn Extremely suicidal. And I was ONLY suffering from depression and social anxiety, not any psychosis. So if you really think that the medication might be causing it, change it immediately to another one, especially if your husband really needs a medication.
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 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?
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!
Avatar n tn My son who is 16 years old has been diagnosed with severe depression and social anxiety. He has been on 40 mg of Prozac for about a year. He stopped taking it around Christmas and ended up in the hospital. When he got out they raised his dose to 60 mg but he was telling them that he felt even worse (more anxiety and depression and thoughts of suicide). At our last appointment they told us to taper off the Prozac for 2 weeks by going to 40 mg for a week and then 20 mg.
Avatar n tn He seems very depressed lately about his social anxiety and is very over emotional about small things. He constantly complains about kids picking on him at school, and seems very jealous of my boyfriend of 2 yrs. i would like to think this behavior will disappear, but i don't know how to correct him with out enabling him with that desired attention he craves. He has a psychologist however, i was considering a psychiatrist to evaluate this instead.
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 f tn It is possible your child is suffering from severe social anxiety - selective mutism. You might wish to check the best site on the internet "" for more information. If the behaviours described are similar to your son, I urge you to seek treatment as soon as possible. By the way, a child who is shy is able to function; a child who suffers from anxiety is not able to function i.e.
Avatar f tn I suspect your daughter is suffering from anxiety (probably social anxiety). You might wish to google the term "childhood anxiety" or words/phrases similar to find more information. There are many books and internet sites which can give you additional information. Also, it might be wise to discuss this possibility with your daughter's family physician first and then her teacher. The teenage years are especially difficult for children suffering from this disorder.
Avatar m tn They might offer medication to help with the anxiety or psychotherapy. It sounds as though you may have social anxiety or just anxiety in general. Working with someone on issues such as self-esteem, etc could be really helpful. I would advice just being yourself. If you try being someone you're not you can lose yourself. This can create more stress. It sounds as though a couple of therapy sessions could point you in the right direction.
Avatar m tn Hello there, According to my school's psychologist, I have Social Anxiety Disorder. I agree on that, but I felt it goes much farther and I think I have several other personality disorders. I believe this based on the symptoms (is this correctly spelled?) that I found.
Avatar n tn All of the symptoms you describe are due to anxiety. You are 18 and need to enjoy your life free of this anxiety. More tests are not the answer. What else is your father suggesting? If you posted this question on the anxiety board you will find many others with exactly the same experience. I found anxiety hit at times of major life change, like leaving high school, finishing university but the good news is that you will get better and back to your old unworrying self.
Avatar n tn As a result I'm not really interested in doing anything other than just watching tv or some mindless activity. Anxiety makes this symptom worse and since I'm naturally on the shy side I'm absolutely hopeless in social situations..I can't think of anything to say. Now I have no friends. I had a gf recently but I ruined that because of my lack of confidence (resulting from the depression I guess). I really want to know if I'm tired because I'm depressed or if I'm depressed because I'm tired.