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How To Overcome Lonliness
Dr Byrnes got it!: Vounteering is a wonderful suggestion. Once we are out of school, retired, or just not working, many of us get lonely because we are, in fact, alone. No one should be alone all the time. I suggest: joining a church, a community center, or even an aa or al-anon fellowship if appropriate. Volunteer at: a library, a soup kitchen, a volunteer ambulance, a shelter, you name it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No simple way: This is an issue that may be a problem . Comes from number of things. If self image is poor then shyness is not easy to overcome. Need to feel good about yourself. ARE you shy around anyone or just women. You can practice what to say to other in from of mirror. Get ideas from parent or good friend. Then practice in mirror. Note then going out with people you trust and engage in social areas helps ...Read more
Need good evaluation: Start with a good evaluation by pcp and then an eval by a mental health professional. Cbt can be very helpful. Take an inventory of life stressors and determine how you can address them in more adaptive ways. Reduce stimulants in diet. Better sleep, exercise, yoga, good nutrition & meditation can help. Meds such as ssri's, benzos, and Buspar (buspirone) can help. Review med options with doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You mean: Concerns regarding your health, i suppose. One little step at a time, direct your attention on what your health allows you to do well. Like breathing, talking, laughing, walking, etc. Take two or three deep breaths and enjoy feeling alive. If you find yourself too worried and anxious about your health, talk therapy can be very helpful to help u overcome your anxiety. Wishing you the best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May Not Be Needed: Shyness by itself is a normal personality trait and does not automatically require treatment. However, if shyness is part of a more severe picture, or if you are not able to do the things you really need to do, then it would be worthwhile to talk to a mental health professional. Medication may or may not be needed. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends on diagnosis: Depression is a generic term for many types, some being relatively short lived. Adjustment disorders and single incident ptsd can be treated efficiently. Recurrent major depression and bipolar disorders take longer. Mindfulness based cognitive therapy and energy psychology are effective approaches, generally combined with medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drama class!: Many famous actors were famously introverted when not on the stage. Acting helps put the words in your mouth and coordinate intonation with body language, all of which can improve your social skills. You might find a like minded person in the group, and you can try acting or technical theater. If all else fails, try being an usher at the performances. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Meds; psychotherapy: Get a full psychiatric evaluation to assess for PTSD symptoms, and see if medications are warranted. Next, find a reputable psychotherapist nearby who specializes in PTSD. Generally speaking, meds and psychotherapy together are the best approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start w a med: Eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep /night ; good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Take care. ...Read more
Your Dr can assess: For mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night ; eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I will be happy...: ....To answer this question as soon as i get around to it. Just kidding. But waiting for the answer to this question is procrastination, too. Just get up and go do what you need to do. ...Read more
Eat fewer calories: Our bodies are in a simple state of balance. If we eat more calories than we use, we gain weight. If we eat fewer calories than we use, we lose weight. So, people who want to lose weight must eat less than they use on most days, but occasionally may eat more than they use on other days... but it averages out over time, so that they are eating fewer calories overall, than they use each day. ...Read more
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