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Difference between Asperger's syndrome and social phobia,treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   i wanna know difference between aspergers and social phobia
Doctor :   i will help u in this
User :   i wanted to know which one i have
Doctor :   social phobia is a condition
Doctor :   where yu feel discomfort or fear like when your
Doctor :   with non familair persons or society or community
User :   ok
Doctor :   asperger is a condition which affects the children of 3-4 yrs
Doctor :   more commonly
Doctor :   where there interaction with parents and relatives is not good
Doctor :   try to avoid them
Doctor :   it only in children
User :   ok
User :   i heard adults having aspergers
User :   so its not in adults
Doctor :   i will guide yu in this
Doctor :   its the child hood disorder
Doctor :   will progress into adult life
Doctor :   but they mental retardation
Doctor :   low intelligence
Doctor :   abnormal behaviours
Doctor :   social anxiety disorder include excessive blushing, sweating
Doctor :   trembling, palpitations
User :   ok someone said that to me that people with aspergers r very intelegent but r different from others people and society
Doctor :   stammering.
Doctor :   no usually the intellegent level is low
Doctor :   can i ask you few Q
User :   u mean there intelegence is low
User :   yes
Doctor :   yes
User :   u can ask me
Doctor :   wats your age
User :   i have tomuch trouble in communicating and making eye contact specially
User :   25
Doctor :   and occupation
User :   i work with my uncle
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   wat are your symptoms or problems
User :   when i am socialy around people i cant talk or communicate something blocks my head
User :   specially with females as i am a male
Doctor :   ok
User :   i do want to but i cant
User :   its like i am not shy not scared but something just blocks me
Doctor :   are yu marrried
User :   not even low esteem like righ now i feel so easy chating online but if i see u face to face i cant make eye contact or talk i wanna find way to run away
User :   no i am single
Doctor :   how is the relation ship with family and freinds
Doctor :   are yu able to cope up with them
User :   my family and friends love me alot but i cant even communicate with them and run away
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   not to worry
Doctor :   do yu have any medical illness
User :   no
Doctor :   are yu taking any medications
User :   no just vitamins
User :   herbal
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do yu have a fear or get stressed and tensed when speaking to unfamilar person
User :   yes i cant explain the feeling in my head
Doctor :   does it happen same with familiar person
Doctor :   means yu become blank
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   blank n some times due that my neck becomes shaking
Doctor :   are yu usually stressed or tensed because of
User :   when there are tomany people lookin @ me all at once and want to hear from me
Doctor :   family or buisness
User :   no i dont think i am tensed or stressed
Doctor :   wats your weight and height
User :   but i do want to be able to communicate like others
User :   6.1
User :   and my weight last i checked is around 165 ibs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how many hours do yu sleep
User :   its rite now 4 am n i sleep mostly this time cuz i am online
User :   mostly surfin net at nite
User :   n wake up at 11 am
User :   or later
Doctor :   ok
User :   but i had this problem from before i use to sleep late
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are yu active while working
User :   sometimes i run or go to gym sometimes i dont
User :   but when i run i dont get tired easy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thats good
Doctor :   as per your symptoms neither you are social phobia
Doctor :   nor asperger syn
User :   ok
User :   how do i get better
Doctor :   its a Social anxiety disorder
Doctor :   which is a minor illness
Doctor :   in this the person has good thoughts and thinking power
Doctor :   but cant express it or show it in crowd
Doctor :   want to get rid of the crowd and tries to move away
Doctor :   did yu get it
User :   yes i am mostly alone cuz i want to get rid of people because i cant communicate
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i will give some medical tips
User :   even tho i want to be able o communicate with them so badly but i wont cuz i know i will be embaraced cuz of my sitiation
Doctor :   to over come and have a good communication skills
User :   ok is thr any medications like may be herbal or any medication that wont make me addicted to it
Doctor :   yes there are some medications
Doctor :   but they have lots of side effects and addiction
User :   ok so i wont use them
Doctor :   take plenty of green leafy veg and fruits
User :   as i heard that before too
Doctor :   plenty of water/fruits
User :   i do take lots fruits and vegetable too
User :   but i do eat lots non veg as well
Doctor :   be relaxed calm
User :   ok
Doctor :   yu need more exposure to the people
Doctor :   both family and un familair persons
User :   one more thing do u think it could be psychological as i felt different thing about it
User :   its not that i am shy or scared more like something in my head tells me dont communicate
Doctor :   yes it can be
User :   or like someone in my mind stops me or blocks me tell me to dont do it
Doctor :   yu should be bold enough
Doctor :   to face this kind of problems
User :   so how these all get better
Doctor :   u should be mentally prepared and strong
Doctor :   have yu done any tests or ivestigations
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
User :   but my health is in good conditions
Doctor :   i will advice a few test its better yu get it done
User :   ok
Doctor :   Complete blood test
Doctor :   fasting blood sugar level
Doctor :   and thyroid profile
User :   i have done complete blood test and fasting sugar level many times
User :   they were normal
Doctor :   wat about thyroid profile
User :   i had thyroid when i was 12 but i did many tests in last cpl of yrs n months its normal now
User :   it has been normal for more than 10 yrs
User :   now
Doctor :   its better yu get it done once as it was 10 yrs ago
Doctor :   how many hours do yu sleep
User :   i mean i did it n last few months ago it was normal
User :   i did my thyroid test like 3 times in last 2 yrs
Doctor :   have yu met psychiatrist or psychologist
User :   it was normal
Doctor :   ok
User :   no i didnt meet psychiatrist or psychologist
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   yu need 2 type of therapy
Doctor :   one is behaviral therapy
User :   i once met therphist few times 2 yrs ago and i was not getting anything out of his questions
User :   so i stoped
Doctor :   and other is counselling
Doctor :   these 2 types of therapy will help u a lot
User :   ok
User :   can i do it by myself
User :   without seeing anyone
Doctor :   no
User :   with ur suggestions
Doctor :   nothigng to worry
Doctor :   there way of counselling is very good
Doctor :   and they are specialists in that
Doctor :   not to worry even they are also doctors
User :   ok cuz i went to theraphists before they ask lots of questions and just talk to me everytime i go
Doctor :   no if u are able to face them and reveal the history
Doctor :   your half a problem is solved
User :   also when i did tests i was lossing protien but i dont think that has anything with this so i didnt mention it
Doctor :   yu will be directly answering them and facing the queries
Doctor :   at that time only they will asses yu and give good suggestions
User :   ok
User :   so u think if i get my mind strong
User :   i can get better
Doctor :   yes yu can
User :   around people n comminicate
Doctor :   but my sincere advise is to meet a psychologist
User :   ok
User :   i will do that
Doctor :   it will help u a lot to reduce your symptoms
User :   tank u dr
Doctor :   not to worry yu will be well soon
Doctor :   be bold and mentally strong
User :   ok as u said its neither aspegers nor social phobia
User :   its social anxiety disorder
Doctor :   yes its neither
Doctor :   please fill the feed back form
Doctor :   Is there any thing else i can i help u
User :   thayts all for now and tank u for the advice
User :   and good communication
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   bye
Doctor :   bye take care
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