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Hello, I was wondering if you would chat with me for a bit about my anxiety. Although I have scoliosis, which is my main concern, my GAD has has prevented me from seeing a doctor.
Many docs: Would be happy to help. Consider completing a formal HealthTap Prime consultation. ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
Don't have anxiety but if need to public speak i get anxiety days weeks ahead of it, not always unpredictable what can b done?
Cognitive therapy: You can work with a psychologist who does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for this kind of anxiety. Public speaking anxiety IS a type of anxiety, even though you say you don't have anxiety. This therapy can be very helpful. Some people also find benefit in using beta-blocker medications such as Propanolol at low dose, to block peripheral symptoms of anxiety while speaking. Your physician can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im on medication for deressionand for an anxiety disorer i can't speak in groups of more than two people im afraid im always wrong?
Psychotherapy: Medications can help anxiety and depression, but the best results come along with psychotherapy. Your fear of public speaking is very common. This along with your feeling of being "always wrong" can be helped with cognitive behavioral psychotherapy. Many therapists do this kind of work. If your psychiatrist does not offer psychotherapy, ask for a referral. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I honestly never want to speak and i rather remain silent even when i need to speak and i don't have fun like everyone else. Is this my anxiety?
Too scared to talk: Social anxiety involves a fear of being judged negatively by others or being seen as inferior 2 them in some way. This leads 2 dreading social situations & social interactions, & thus 2 avoiding them. Selective mutism is tied 2 social anxiety: At times, people w/social anxiety find themselves so fearful in social situations that it's difficult 2 speak. Some simply don't speak in these situ ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi my problem is anxiety especially in crowded population.It has been generally severe when i speak.So i don't want to be social.What i will do.Tthanks?
Licensed profession: Anxiety is quite common in terms of psychiatric problems people complain of. Its important to rule out medical causes, so talking to your physician is a good start - seeking further diagnosis from a psychiatrist or psychiatrist can help with furhter differential diagnosis and treatment options. For a basic overview see: http://cpancf.Com/anxietydisordersbasics.Asp. ...Read more
Get permission: Tell your friend that you are so sorry to see him/her suffering all the time. That you wish you could help him/her in some way, but you don't know how. Does he/she have any ideas? Your friend might say no, doesn't want help. Then you can't. But your friend might have some ideas, including helping him/her find the right therapist. Just listening, too, without trying to fix anything is healing. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have social anxiety but tomorrow I have to speak in front of a large audience. What should I do? Any tips please?
Move Up Fear Ladder!: Imagine different groups of people/audiences - people u think likely 2 judge ur performance (a) very critically; (b) somewhat critically; (c) neutrally; (d) somewhat uncritically; and (e) very uncritically. Practice speakeach type of audience (one or more people), working your way up from the least to the most critical. Once you feel comfortable with one person/group, graduate 2 next level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer