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A 21-year-old male asked:

Why conversation difficulties happen? mostly feels awkward when over phone or direct i have nothing to talk about. is it my fear or else?

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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Psychodynamic tx: Find a psychodynamically oriented therapist to speak with about social anxiety. Usually social anxiety is not just about being in crowds. Then, if needed, go with a psychiatric referral from your GP. GP's can prescribe psychotropic meds for anxiety and depression, but they do not have the specialty training that psychiatrists do. Lets find the right professional for the job
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
This is good advice. There are also tricks that you can learn to make conversation with people. Even something as basic as the Dale Carnegie books can help. Figure out their interests & talk about them. Show subtly that you've recognized what they can justly be proud of.
Mar 3, 2015
Last updated Mar 4, 2015


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