What Can be Done about My Social Anxiety?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

EyesSoEmpty
New Member


Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 12/20/2007 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   
HELLO,
 
i'm only 19 and I have really bad social anxiety. I can't go anywhere alone-shopping, into school, into work, anywhere at all it doesnt even make a difference. I can't stand it anymore because I always have the feeling of people staring at me and I dont know why. I get embarrased when people see me getting picked up from places or go anywhere where Im' alone. Do anti-depressants treat social anxiety?

EyesSoEmpty
New Member


Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 12/20/2007 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
oh thanks. no, your advice helps. anything helps. it's weird because even with my counselor i get really nervous because she looks at me and it just makes me nervous :( could my counselor talk to me about anti-depressants first before i go to the doctor? if anyone knows...

stkitt
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 12/21/2007 8:02 AM (GMT -7)   

EyesSoEmpty

Hello, this is Kitt and Welcome to the A & P Forum.  We are glad to have you with us.

There are some of the AD's that will help with anxiety. This is where I would suggest that you see your physician and have a good physical and talk about your situation.  You may benefit from some one on one therapy to help you get past the anxiety.

I would try setting small goals for myself if I were you.  Don't try to overcome all your anxieties at once.  Focus on one place you want to be able to go without the phobia.  May it is to the shopping mall for 30 minutes. 

Hoping this gets you started on the road to feeling better about you.

Keep posting

Kitt


 
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
*~* Not a mental health professional at all *~*
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression, GERD, Osteoarthritis
*Wife of a Crohnie*
******www.healingwell.com/donate***
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~
 

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Sunday, December 04, 2016 7:30 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,732,493 posts in 301,027 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151186 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, debbixij.
289 Guest(s), 7 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
John_TX, Carioke65, Huddie, Buzzlymeyear, poohcheez, franko63, afiya4health


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer