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Is there a link between aspergers and social anxiety?

Is there a link between aspergers and social anxiety?

Sort of: Both aspergers and social anxiety affect one's experience in social situations - however, one does not cause the other. Individuals with aspergers typically do not read social cues and have difficulty navigating social relationships from a reciprocal way - individuals with social anxiety understand the dynamics but fear of judgment and negative evaluation typically interfere with interactions. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

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


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What is a good means of distinguishing social anxiety and aspergers?

What is a good means of distinguishing social anxiety and aspergers?

Good question : Joey people who have social anxiety disorder like to be around people and meet new people but they have anxiety about it. They are either very shy or anxious and therefore their social relationships suffer dramatically. On the other hand people have aspergers disorder do not desire social relationships and would rather be by themselves or they are content and could care less about others. ...Read more

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Might somebody have aspergers and social anxiety disorder?

Yes : These are two distinct disorders that could co-occur. The issue is differentiating that the symptoms encompassed by social anxiety disorder are exclusive from aspergers. Since social anxiety involves a marked and persistent fear of one or more social or performance situations where scrutiny is possible (and anxiety about these events)this can be distinct from symptoms characteristic of aspergers. ...Read more

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Is it common for people with asperger's syndrome to have severe social anxiety?

Aspergers: Yes, it is. Typically the fight or flight centers of the brain can be on heightened alert. Relaxation and cbt (cognitive behavioral treatment) can be helpful. Here is my overview. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a child with asperger's disease and someone with social anxiety?

What is the difference between a child with asperger's disease and someone with social anxiety?

A world apart: On the surface at a social event, the two entities can look similar: poor eye contact, little discussion, odd utterances. However, a child with social anxiety will have normal social interaction in trusted environments, understand social cues, have a clear idea of social norms, adaptations, etc. A child with asperger's does not have these things, and has other issues like sensory and processing. ...Read more

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How to know if I have Asperger syndrome or social anxiety?

How to know if I have Asperger syndrome or social anxiety?

Psych eval: Social anxiety can be a part of asd, i would work on social skills and cognitive therapy with a counselor and get a trial of ssri medication with a psych sitarist.Also clean up your diet and remove additives. ...Read more

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How can I tell if Asperger syndrome is causing a person's social anxiety disorder?

How can I tell if Asperger syndrome is causing a person's social anxiety disorder?

Evaluation: The only way to really be sure is to have the person evaluated by a psychiatrist who has experience in this area. ...Read more

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What will happen to my brother who attempted suicide? Knowing that he has severe social anxiety and asperger's, will they still force him to stay in a hospital?

What will happen to my brother who attempted suicide? Knowing that he has severe social anxiety and asperger's, will they still force him to stay in a hospital?

Normally people are: Hospitalized until they are no longer at significant risk to harm themselves. There are legal means to detain people who don't want to remain hospitalized but this is only done if absolutely necessary. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the causes of social anxiety?

Interacting factors!: Social anxiety is usually caused by several interacting factors. A person can have a genetic or neurological vulnerability (for example more sensitivity to fear or anxiety); certain experiences (such as being rejected a lot) or living in a specific stressful environment (for example high performance expectations) can act on these vulnerabilities resulting in social anxiety. ...Read more

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How to overcome social anxiety?

How to overcome social anxiety?

Skills-Based Help: See this page of Anxiety Disorders Assn of BC which contains educational & self-help tools (incl. a video) for managing & even overcoming social anxiety: http://ow.ly/EXyqE Effective treatment for social anxiety will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little to others you fear a lot. A CBT expert coach can be big help! ...Read more

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How to overcome social anxiety ?

How to overcome social anxiety ?

ERP: Erp (exposure response prevention) is the preferred psychotherapy for social anxiety. It is based on cbt and helps you develop relaxation skills to face your fears in a gradual way. Medication can also be helpful, mainly ssris or tricyclic antidepressants in addition to shorter acting benzodiazepines in the short term if absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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What are social anxiety symptoms?

What are social anxiety symptoms?

Dread, Avoidance: Symptoms include physical (e.g., heart racing, sweating. blushing); intense awareness of physical symptoms; thoughts of embarrassing self, feeling ashamed of self (e.g., "I'm so stupid"); avoiding social situations, social interactions. Symptoms interfere with daily functioning, ability to form relationships, etc. Suggest expert help! Read the stories of two sufferers here: http://ow.ly/EXbBU ...Read more

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How can I get over social anxiety?

How can I get over social anxiety?

Behavioral Path: Social phobia = intense fear of embarrassment + feeling judged by others. Effective behavioral treatment involves facing these fears - even trying 2embarrass urself deliberately in front of others. U work ur way up 2more ; more challenging situations. A clinical psychologist/anxiety expert can tailor a specific plan 4u based on ur history ; needs. See http://1.Usa.Gov/10k ; http://bit.Ly/16ctddm. ...Read more

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Can kalms help with social anxiety?

Can kalms help with social anxiety?

Kalms: There are several kalms products, and i don't know which one you're considering. The "stress" formula contains hops (humulus lupus), valerian, and gentiana lutea. The first 2 are sedating herbs. No studies have been done on this product or its components with social anxiety -- so we don't know whether it helps with that condition. ...Read more

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So how do I overcome social anxiety?

So how do I overcome social anxiety?

Behavioral Options: See this page anxiety disorders assn of bc which contains educational ; self-help tools (incl. A video) for managing ; even overcoming social anxiety: http://www.Anxietybc.Com/resources/social.Php effective treatment for social anxiety will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little to others you fear a lot. A cbt expert coach can be big help! ...Read more

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How can you get over social anxiety?

How can you get over social anxiety?

Behavioral Path: Social phobia = intense fear of embarrassment + feeling judged by others. Effective behavioral treatment involves facing these fears - even trying 2embarrass urself deliberately in front of others. U work ur way up 2more ; more challenging situations. A clinical psychologist/anxiety expert can tailor a specific plan 4u based on ur history ; needs. See http://1.Usa.Gov/10k ; http://bit.Ly/16ctddm. ...Read more

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Is lexotanil good for social anxiety?

Is lexotanil good for social anxiety?

Social anxiety: Please go to a mental health professional, perhaps learning self hypnosis. Additionally, you can practice procedures such as imagery, belly breathing, and the relaxation response (see www.relaxationresponse.org). Ask your doc about medications. They may help w/symptoms but the above will treat the situation more directly. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How to cure my social anxiety disorder?

How to cure my social anxiety disorder?

Exposure, Gradual: Most effective therapy =systematic desensitization. Involves facing/exposing yourself 2 feared object/situation but gradually, in progressive steps- from a situation assoc w/ mild level of soc anxiety 4 u, up 2 one assoc w/ extreme level. At each step u experience fear but u "stay w/ it" until level drops/u feel relaxed. Work w/ behavioral/cognitive-behavioral specialist esp. clinical psychologist ...Read more

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How to overcome social anxiety quickly?

How to overcome social anxiety quickly?

Behavioral Options: See this page anxiety disorders assn of bc which contains educational & self-help tools (incl. A video) for managing & even overcoming social anxiety: http://www.Anxietybc.Com/resources/social.Php effective treatment for social anxiety will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little to others you fear a lot. A cbt expert coach can be big help! ...Read more

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Social Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

An anxiety disorder in which a person is preoccupied and self conscious of his or her behavior in public ...Read more