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my son, is 30 years old has anxiety to the point he doesn't talk to people, how can i help him?

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Dr. Kathryn Akin
37 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Treatment: Anxiety disorders are very common. Excellent treatment is available including anti-anxiety medications and counseling. This combination is very effective. Try to encourage him to seek treatment and assure him that he is not alone, .
Answered on Jul 30, 2013
Dr. Ana Adelstein
27 years experience Clinical Psychology
Avoiding Discomfort: Anxiety leaves our bodies & minds feeling uncomfortable. Since most of us don't like feeling uncomfortable (incl feeling embarrassed!), we tend to start avoiding situations/experiences that have become associated w/ that discomfort. We may understand the discomfort won't kill us, but we don't necessarily see the harm in avoiding it. But avoidance can become a way of life & can shrink our worlds.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013

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