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Adderall (specifically dopamine) makes my ocd worse, but also makes me happy and takes away my social anxiety. Why does it help and hurt me at same time?

Adderall (specifically dopamine) makes my ocd worse, but also makes me happy and takes away my social anxiety. Why does it help and hurt me at same time?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine), OCD: I understand your concern.
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can cause both euphoria and depression.
It can also cause Emotional lability-anxiety and agitation to feeling happy.

In OCD you like control which is taken away by emotional lability.
Medications for OCD with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can add side effects., thereby affecting the mood

See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, dose, and Therapy. ...Read more

Social Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

An anxiety disorder in which a person is preoccupied and self conscious of his or her behaviour in public and during social interactions. He or she often feels the center of judgement and that he or she is not fit enough, so quite often avoids parites, meetings, eating in public, or even asking questions all because of fear of being judged negatively. Treatment includes both medications and CBT, ...Read more


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Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) the cure for social anxiety/avoidant personality disorder?

Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) the cure for social anxiety/avoidant personality disorder?

No, not, nein,: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a treatment for add/adhd. Social anxiety/ avoidant personality disorder would be best addressed through psychotherapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy may be effective. If medication were to be considered for anxiety, it would more likely be a ssri - not adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). ...Read more

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How to help with social anxiety without prescriptions?

How to help with social anxiety without prescriptions?

Exposure: Exposure therapy, dale carnigie courses, cognitive therapy. ...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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Can you tell me in desperate need of help with social anxiety! Patient answerers only please?

Can you tell me in desperate need of help with social anxiety! Patient answerers only please?

Social Anxiety: Social anxiety like other anxiety disorders is common and fortunately highly treatable. “Talk therapy’, including Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) has been proven to be highly effective in treating this. It includes learning thinking strategies to manage the anxiety and exposure to social situations while controlling your anxiety. A clinician trained in CBT is a great step toward healing. ...Read more

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Can neurofeedback (biofeedback) help with social anxiety disorder?

Can neurofeedback (biofeedback) help with social anxiety disorder?

Some: Biofeedback will help you to manage and control anxiety symptoms, but to help social anxiety you will need to also get graduated exposure (doing things that seems scary, but starting with easy things and working up the list until you master them). ...Read more

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Does Zoloft help with social anxiety/increase confidence? I've been prescribed it for gen. Anxiety but my social anxiety is really bad.

Does Zoloft help with social anxiety/increase confidence? I've been prescribed it for gen. Anxiety but my social anxiety is really bad.

Social anxiety: Please consider getting some therapy from a clinical psychologist. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is one effective approach. It's focused on the here-and-now and you do some at home exercised w/your "self talk" that can empower you. Peace and good health. Please remember that others are human also and have their share of anxiety to deal with also. It's not just you. ...Read more

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I need help with social anxiety. How do I start getting better?

I need help with social anxiety. How do I start getting better?

Social Anxiety: Disorder. You could be helped with psychotherapy. You do not have to live your life in fear. Reach out and start living a fuller life. ...Read more

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Can bioidentical hormones help with social anxiety?

Can bioidentical hormones help with social anxiety?

Not enough evidence: Hormone therapies for behavioral and mental health conditions are not studied well enough to try. Stick to more tested treatments like CBT or antianxiety medication. ...Read more

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Does luvox (fluvoxamine) cr help with social anxiety? Or just OCD symptoms.

Does luvox (fluvoxamine) cr help with social anxiety? Or just OCD symptoms.

LUVOX (fluvoxamine) CR: LUVOX CR = (fluvoxamine maleate) Extended Release Capsules. It is approved by the FDA for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder. However, it has been used off-label by some to treat major depressive disorder, PTSD, panic disorder and social anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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How to deal with social anxiety?

How to deal with social anxiety?

Talk to: A psychologist or counselor who treats anxiety. The most effective treatments are relaxation training (sometimes with the aid of biofeedback) plus cognitive therapy that includes gradual exposure to anxiety-producing situations in imagination and real life. Therapy is sometimes augmented with medication and is quite successful. ...Read more

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How to deal with social anxiety?

How to deal with social anxiety?

CBT therapy: Social anxiety responds well to professional mental health treatment. An effective treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy with an individual therapist. Also it's really important to confront your social anxiety and group therapy may provide you the support and push you need to overcome your fears. ...Read more

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How can I cure my social anxiety?

How can I cure my social anxiety?

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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Does htp work for social anxiety?

5 HTP: 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-htp) is decarboxylated to serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine or 5-ht). It is reported to help with anxiety. I don't know about social anxiety disorder in specific. Have you considered seeing a psychiatrist/ psychologist to get a better handle on this? ...Read more

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What can be done for social anxiety?

What can be done for social anxiety?

Wallflower: You can try cognitive behavioral therapy with a psychologist with or without medication such as an ssri like prozac, lexapro, etc. Low dose benzodiazepine such as xanax (alprazolam) or Klonopin prior to a social event but do not mix with alchohol! The main thing is to try not to avoid social events and keep trying! ...Read more

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What should I do about social anxiety?

What should I do about 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 anxiety in social situations : http://www. Anxietybc. Com/resources/social. Php effective treatment will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little 2 others you fear a lot. A cbt expert coach can be a big help! ...Read more

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How could you deal with social anxiety?

How could you deal with 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 anxiety in social situations : http://www. Anxietybc. Com/resources/social. Php effective treatment will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little 2 others you fear a lot. A cbt expert coach can be a big help! ...Read more

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How do I know if I have social anxiety?

How do I know if I have social anxiety?

Various forms...: Anxiety can show itself in various forms and to a variety of degrees. Mild anxiety is not necessarily a bad thing, especially if it is temporary and in response to a direct stimulus. Moderate to severe anxiety that is consistent and not in response to some specific identifiable trigger is more problematic regardless of whether you have an "attack." If this is you...consult with a psychologist. ...Read more

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Does Wellbutrion work for social anxiety?

Does Wellbutrion work for social anxiety?

Possibly: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI's) are often selected to treat of social anxiety disorder. Recently it has come to light that wellbutrin may be of some benefit for this condition. However, if you have panic attacks- they could worsen. ...Read more

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Can there be medication for social anxiety?

Can there be medication for social anxiety?

Meds can help BUT...: ... How about behavioral options? Anxiety disorders assn of bc has educational & self-help tools (incl. A video) for managing & even overcoming social anxiety: http://bit. Ly/yudsfl 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 & anxiety expert can be big help! ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for social anxiety?

What is the best medicine for social anxiety?

Meds can help BUT...: ... How about behavioral options? Anxiety disorders assn of bc has educational & self-help tools (incl. A video) for managing & even overcoming social anxiety: http://bit. Ly/yudsfl 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 & anxiety expert can be big help! ...Read more

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I'm wondering how to deal with social anxiety?

I'm wondering how to deal with social anxiety?

Try to reach beyond: Your comfort zone. Set some simple goals, i.e., to smile and say something at a social gathering to one new person. Practice before hand some possible things to say. Join a social group that does some activity you like, ie, hiking or volleyball. Meet with a therapist to develop some goals and practice. Good luck ; let us know how it goes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to lessen my social anxiety?

Can you tell me how to lessen my social anxiety?

The best way is: To 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 herbert benson's book). ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a kind of social anxiety?

Social Phobia: Do you become anxious/fearful/ embarrassed in every day interactions with others? Is hard for you talk to other people or look them in the eyes? Do you go out of your way to avoid interacting with others? Are you afraid that other people are judging you ; that anything you do might lead to a humiliating situation? If yes to these, does it impact your job, school, ; daily living? A psychiatric. ...Read more

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What to do if I have social anxiety, I need help!?

Behavioral change: It is possible to change your cognitive structure and way of thinking about social situations in such a way to create it not so much as pleasant but at least not adversive. Trying to like something you don't like tends to keep you stuck in the experience. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could I lessen my social anxiety?

Can you tell me how could I lessen my 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://ow. Ly/EXgDl 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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I was wondering what would help you over social anxiety?

I was wondering what would help you over social anxiety?

Social anxiety can: Be treated w/individual psychotherapy. Group therapy can be a good addition to this. All of this is geared to managing your stress and getting some exposure and practice in the group. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How to know if I have social anxiety or something similar?

How to know if I have social anxiety or something similar?

Your Discomfort Zone: See this page from Anxiety Disorders Assn of BC which contains educational & self-help tools (incl. A video) for managing, even overcoming social anxiety: http://ow. Ly/EX9Nx 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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What exactly is the process for curing social anxiety usually like?

What exactly is the process for curing social anxiety usually like?

Hard, But Empowering: U'll face & learn 2handle embarrassing situations! anxiety disorders assn of bc has educational & self-help tools (incl a video) 4 managing & even overcoming social anxiety: http://bit. Ly/yudsfl effective treatment for social anxiety will involve putting urself in feared social situations, going from ones u fear only a little 2 others u fear a lot. A cbt & anxiety expert can be big help! ...Read more

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