U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
San Jose, CA
A 24-year-old female asked:

How tofind an obvious health cause not to go to an event? i need a visible reason not togo but without saying the main cause which is socialanxiety

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Social anxiety: Are you ask us to help you develop a cover story to give you excuses to get out of particular responsibilities? Rather than help you invent an untruth, I think it would be better to encourage you to get professional help. If you are socially avoidant- helping you to be more avoidant - won't help in the long run. Running away from problems doesn't solve them.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Aug 16, 2020


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.