Social anxiety

What is Social anxiety?

Anxiety occuring at social places and gatherings. Person does not like crowd places.

Questions and answers on "Social anxiety"

I am 29 years old suffering of social anxiety diorder, hoe can I free from it?

doctor1 MD

Dear Sir/Madam

if you have been already diagnosed as social anxiety disorder then start treatment now as it hamper day to day life very significantly. If you are guessing then better consult psychiatrist and discuss that there is no other problem as depression usually accompany this problem. Both...

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when I drink alcohol I feel that I have done something terrible the next day. sometimes I even convince myself ive done done certain things and cant distinguish if my thoughts are real or are intrusive and fake. do a lot of people suffer from this? what is it? I think I may have social anxiety . I cant stop worrying. im shy and quite. even when I know I haven t done anything wrong I feel bad about myself all the time

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Welcome to HealthcareMagic Public Forum

FROM YOUR DESCRIPTION IT APPEAR THAT YOU ARE HAVING ANXIETY PROBLEM. ANXIOUS PERSON TEND TO TAKE ALCOHOL AS IT DECREASES ANXIETY FOR SHORT DURATION BUT IN LONG TERM ALCOHOL INCREASES ANXIETY AND LEAD TO DEPENDENCE ON IT.

FOR TREATMENT IT IS BETTER TO...

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Hi, I hate school.Not the education but the institution;that big place with many stupid people I have to deal with over and over again.Going to highschool is HELL for. I just can t do it anymore.I m depresive and tired and there s too much pressure.I think I may have social anxiety?I read about this but I m not sure.All I can say is,I feel so lonely.BUT somehow is better to be on my own.I can t stand people / classmates /teachers.I hate everything and everyone ,I even hate the people I love(does it make any sense?).I hate myself.I don t know how to deal with my life anymore.

doctor1 MD

Hello.
Thanks for writing to us.
What you are going through right now seems to be a behavioral disorder. You need to attend a few sessions with your psychotherapist for some behavioral therapy. The symptoms will improve gradually with proper medicines.
I hope this information has been both...

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I have just one question, would like to know if there is a such thing as Psychiatrist or counseling available online for those who may have social anxiety or other types of agrophobic disorders?

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The essential part of treatment of social anxiety involves exposure of the patient to anxiety provoking situations, although it is done in a controlled manner to avoid distress to patient. Therefore, online treatment, especially for social anxiety, defeats the purpose of treatment to some extent....

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I am very depressed and do not know who to turn to for help. I was recently diagnosed with depression and prescribed drugs which helped hugely. after taking these for 9 months I gradually came off them and after that became gradually more down until I don't know where to turn. Have lost my friends and family. Think I may suffer from a severe form of social anxiety. Help.

doctor1 MD

Hello ,

I have studied your case.

you should continue your anti depression drugs

you need to take some extra efforts to get out of these symptoms

you need to start this
start daily morning walk
do daily morning exercises , streches,rope skipping,sun salutation,
do some yoga [if you know ,or learn...

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ok i have social anxiety but my therapist keeps saying it might be a medical problem, cause i feel like my head gets tight feels like my brain is swollen and my eyes also feel swollen and it feels like behind my eyes it hurts like a aching pain, whenever i go to public or speek with someone anyone, this happens to me and i cannot control anxiety i need help??!! what should i do?bco

doctor1 MD

Dear
Welcome to HCM
We understand your concerns

I went through your description. I suggest you not to worry much. I sincerely feel that you do have social anxiety or agarophobia, which needs cognitive behavioral therapy and Gestalt therapy. I don't know how your therapist brushed it as it is a...

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Hi I suffer from severe social anxiety. I have read that CBT is helpful. Please advice me on how to go about it and whom to contact. I live in bangalore.

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Good morning, after 56yrs of wondering why I was so shy and afraid to go anywhere,not having any friends because I was wouldn t go anywhere with them-yet being so lonely (I discovered myself) I had social anxiety order after all these yrs and missed out on so much!!Is It too late for me? I am on 2 antidepressants and am bipolar and also taking 25 Mg adderall ,which sorta helps.I m sick of being me!! Thank you for listening!

doctor1 MD

Hi Brenda, Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum.
Kindly do not worry as Treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy, medication and coping skills can improve the symptoms of social anxiety disorder. You may want to first get yourself examined by a Psychiatrist so that he evaluates you completely both...

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Hi, I was wondering if you would recommend "Panicyl" as a natural remedy for social anxiety and depression or is there another natural remedy for my problem? Thanks.

doctor1 MD

Hello, welcome to Healthcaremagic. Panicyl is used to treat social anxiety and panic attacks but it is not advisable to take it without proper medical supervision. You must visit a psychiatrist who would prescribe the correct medicines as per your requirements. Wish you good health.

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Hi I m 17 and have a real problem with social anxiety . I have tried pychological things to help such as telling myself its not physical fear but nothing seems to help. I have heard that some people use anti-depressants but I m not to sure about them. Please help me on what I can do as it is very hard to simply live life

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query.
I can understand what you are going through. Yes, what you have heard is right. Most of the anti-depressant drugs are also anti-anxiety drugs. The mechanism of treating depression and anxiety is more or less the same. Some good...

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I am losing my ability to speak and understand language. It is becoming harder and harder to understand people and be an active participant in social situations without being confused. My words are fumbled and don't come out the way I want to. I cannot construct long elaborate sentences anymore. I can't express myself like I used to as a child.

It has become harder to make decisions as well. I am extremely forgetful. I can't concentrate on anything, especially people's words. I have sleep problems.

I really don't know what to do. I can't function in my life because it is just too difficult to interact with people.

I also have social anxiety disorder, which may have been triggered by my fear of being unable to communicate and listen well causing me to avoid any social situation I can.

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