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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I have a couple questions about social anexiety
Doctor :   hi
User :   I find that i never know what to say in social situations
User :   and i often cant keep a conversation going
User :   i really like going out and trying to socialize but i just have no idea what to say
User :   would that be considered social anxiety?
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   no , i do not think thats social anxiety , i think you are not finding the society interested
User :   i do find them interesting
User :   even in class on the first day i dont talk to people because i dont know what to say
User :   how can i overcome this?
Doctor :   may i know what reasons did you come with ?
User :   to this site?
Doctor :   no, i meant what according to you do you think is the cause of the anxiety ?
User :   i dont know
User :   i have never had many friends
User :   and i was bullied real bad in high school
Doctor :   ok, i consider you need counseling on the social issues
Doctor :   Do you lack confidence in your self ?
Doctor :   i mean the confidence of presenting yourself right ?
User :   im able to give presentations for classes
User :   i have confidence when talking to a group of people
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   i think you you need a integrated approach on this issue
Doctor :   i advice you to meet a psychologist and a sociologist
Doctor :   first you have to be made known of many social values and issues
User :   will they be able to help me overcome it or just cope with it
Doctor :   so that you understand the society first then interpret yourself the situations and put forward your attempts
Doctor :   yes, surely , as i said you need both
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