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Remedy for Social phobia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi i just wanna ask some questions
Doctor :   Sure, go ahead
User :   since high school ive always been self concious evrywhere i go
User :   especially in trains
User :   public transport
User :   and also if im around people im unfamilir with
Doctor :   ok
User :   is there something wrong with me? am i just shy?
Doctor :   Can you mention your age, gender, occupation, marital status and location?
User :   im 19 male doing my national service as a firefighter
User :   single
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when are you feeling this way?
User :   im afraid of crowded areas also
User :   since high school
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i wasnt like this in primary school
Doctor :   It is probably just a phase that you are going through.
User :   but with people im familiar with im ok
User :   i thought i might have social anxiety or agrophobia
Doctor :   i suggest that you make a concious effort to meet new people like going to pubs, eat outs and other public places
User :   i do that, but i always feel uncomfortable in public especialy when im alone
Doctor :   Try to join any group of friends and try to make new friends

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