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How to tell if I have social anxiety disorder?

How to tell if I have social anxiety disorder?

Social anxiety: Symptoms are cognitive (overly self-conscious in social situations, leading to stuttering & sweating, etc.) , behavioral (fear being embarrassed or humiliated, leading to avoidance) , & physiological (sweating, nausea, difficulty breathing, shaking, heart racing). ...Read more

Social Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

Like all anxiety disorders, it is biologically based. The person is preoccupied & is self conscious of his behaviour in public & during social interaction, feels the center of judgement and he is not fit enough, so quite often they avoid parites, meetings , eating in public or even asking questions all because of fear of being judged negatively. Treatment is both meds & cbt ...Read more


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Can you tell me about the medicine of social anxiety disorder?

Can you tell me about the medicine of social anxiety disorder?

One option is: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. It is always to also use non-pharmacological approaches if you use anxiolytic medications. ...Read more

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How do you tell between a mild or serious case of social-anxiety disorder?

How do you tell between a mild or serious case of social-anxiety disorder?

Functioning: Severity is often a function of subjective distress (how much it is distressing or bothersome), how many situations or circumstances it impacts, and how much disruption or interferences it causes. For more on social anxiety disorder see: http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/socialanxietydisorderwhatis.Asp. ...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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Could you tell me what are natural at home ways to get rid of social anxiety disorder?

Could you tell me what are natural at home ways to get rid of social anxiety disorder?

Therapy : Due to the complex interplay between genetics, biology, psychological and environmental factors (such as learning experiences, emotional conditioning), therapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) would teach you the tools/skills to combat thoughts pertaining to social anxiety while changing avoidance behaviors. Best "home remedy" available and takes place in and out of office. ...Read more

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Have you gone without treatment for social anxiety disorder and lived to tell the tale?

SA is treatable.: Yes , of course! social anxiety certainly will not kill you! severe cases will incapacitate. You. This problem is very effectively treated. With. Cognative behavioral therapy and medications. ...Read more

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How would I tell my doctor I think I have a social anxiety disorder or depression?

Just like that: Most docs would appreciate you being very direct about your concerns. You could simply say, "doc, i'm worried i might have social anxiety and depression, " then he or she will likely ask you a lot of questions to determine the correct diagnosis. Anyway, i would encourage you to be direct about your mental health concerns with your doc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any herbal supplements for social anxiety disorder?

Can you tell me any herbal supplements for social anxiety disorder?

Although: Passion flower, valerian ; chamomile may help anxiety, it is really important to use non-pharmaceutical approaches as well. ...Read more

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And am now a sophomore in college. Is there something clinically wrong with me such as social anxiety disorder or adhd? How can I tell?

And am now a sophomore in college. Is there something clinically wrong with me such as social anxiety disorder or adhd? How can I tell?

Psychiatrists can: The best next step is to obtain an appointment with a psychiatrist who will evaluate your symptoms, establish diagnosis and make treatment recommendations. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have social anxiety disorder?

What to do if I have social anxiety disorder?

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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,146 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more