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What can i do to tell my parents i have social anxiety?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Ask to meet : With them that at time when there won't be a lot of distractions. Just be frank in telling them your symptoms and how they effect you. Ask them to assist you with obtaining mental health assistance. Take care.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Professor Discusses: I wonder if your parents might consider listening to dr. Lynn alden, professor of psychology, speaking about social anxiety? See: http://bit.Ly/1iz0qq1 a great source for information about all types of anxiety ; ways to diminish their impact on life: anxietybc.Org it might be helpful to emphasize to them that you're sharing something important about yourself that you'd like them to understand.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How do I ask parents for help for my social anxiety?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Tell them about it.: I would tell your parents your symptoms. Let them know how it is impacting you and ask them to take you to see your physician or a counselor for an assessment. Take care.

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