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Is there a vaccination for a child who has social withdrawal?

Is there a vaccination for a child who has social withdrawal?

Social phobia?: Social guarding or, worse, phobia, can be paralyzing in a child or adolescent. If there are significant symptoms of agoraphobia (being anxious or panicky in crowds or with people) then you should take your child for medical care. ...Read more

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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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At what age will you see a child with autism display social withdrawal?

At what age will you see a child with autism display social withdrawal?

12-18 months: Autism is by definition a derangement in social interaction, among other things. Most parents may not see autism symptoms for what they are until later, and those not familiar with the child may not recognize them either. But looking back, often you can see where the signs began before 1 year of age: not making good eye contact, or looking to mom for social cues. These become more obvious by 2 y. ...Read more

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What is usual cause of 'social withdrawal'?

What is usual cause of 'social withdrawal'?

Anxiety or mood prob: It depends on the person and circumstances. Sometimes social withdrawal that persists is a sign of an anxiety or depressive disorder. People who are more introverted tend to spend more time alone than extraverts. This is ok. But, if social withdrawal is associated with distress, seeing a psychologist or other mental health professional can help. ...Read more

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How to overcome years of social withdrawal?

Therapy or meds: Social anxiety is not uncommon. Many people see benefits from working with a counselor/therapist to find ways of dealing with these anxiety symptoms and developing better coping skills to handle them. For more severe cases medications can be very helpful. Also, there are a number of self-help books available on this topic. ...Read more

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How to shake years of social withdrawal and be more outgoing?

How to shake years of social withdrawal and be more outgoing?

Therapy can help: Reversing social withdrawal depends on a number of factors. All of those factors could be discussed with your doctor/therapist. Some cases of social withdrawal are caused by anxiety and shyness, others are caused by a reaction to traumatic events that makes it more difficult to be in certain social situations. Regardless of the cause, people can learn to gradually increase their socializing. ...Read more

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Need of social withdrawal while treating depression symptoms?

Not sure I : Understand your question. Social withdrawal is not necessary for depression treatment and may make recovery harder as you are not making use of the supportive people in your life. ...Read more

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Is catatonia and social withdrawal enough for a diagnosis for schizophrenia?

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Is catatonia and social withdrawal enough for a diagnosis for schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia sympto: Symptoms are disorganized thinking/speech such as loosing train of thought or words incoherent , auditory hallucinations, bizarre delusions or delusions of persecution, social withdrawal, poor hygiene, lack of motivation, poor judgement/attention/executive functions. ...Read more

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Social withdrawal and apathy, am I depressed?

Social withdrawal and apathy, am I depressed?

Maybe...: Especially if you're also feeling blue, down in the dumps & sad (for at least couple weeks), and your sleep & appetite is somewhat disturbed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can I get help for social withdrawal?

Therapy or meds: Social anxiety is not uncommon. Many people see benefits from working with a counselor/therapist to find ways of dealing with these anxiety symptoms and developing better coping skills to handle them. For more severe cases medications can be very helpful. Also, there are a number of self-help books available on this topic. ...Read more

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Do I have an acute social withdrawal (aka hikikomori)?

Do I have an acute social withdrawal (aka hikikomori)?

Hikikomori: This is japanese term for being confined. Is seen in adolescents & young adults who choose to withdraw from social life & stay home for over 6 months. One theory is that it is caused by post-traumatic stress or ones having avoidant personality & social anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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How withdrawn do you have to be in order to have 'social withdrawal'?

How withdrawn do you have to be in order to have 'social withdrawal'?

Mono: Social withdrawal is expected when trying to cope with self image & self esteem issue. Not normal if interferes with daily functioning or causes distress. ...Read more

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Can you overcome social withdrawal online?

No.: You may learn things that can help you if you apply them in the real world and not just the virtual world. ...Read more

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Is social withdrawal normal during a forced retirement?

Is social withdrawal normal during a forced retirement?

Maybe,: If it is the only thing happening, ie: no other symptoms, and if it doesn't last too long. But if there are other symptoms, changes in sleeping, eating or energy or if it drags on, it wouldn't hurt to have a psychiatric evaluation. A short course of psychotherapy may be all that is needed. ...Read more

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Has anybody suffered social withdrawal when they retired?

Of course.: But it is not the healthiest way to deal with retirement, and can lead to a depressive episode. If the social withdrawal is the only symptom and it doesn't last too long, probably of no concern. But if other symptoms present, ie: changes in sleeping, appetite or energy or the withdrawal drags on, a psychiatric evaluation would not hurt and may be very helpful. ...Read more

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Is social withdrawal normal during a severe asthma attack?

Is social withdrawal normal during a severe asthma attack?

Asthma: When the attack subsides, there can be fear of having another attack, leading to anticipatory anxiety and avoidance. ...Read more

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If somebody has social withdrawal and apathy, does he have enough symptoms to have schizophrenia?

If somebody has social withdrawal and apathy, does he have enough symptoms to have schizophrenia?

No: The schizophrenia diagnosis requires much more than apathy and social withdrawal. Usually, people diagnosed with schizophrenia suffer from reality-impairing symptoms such as hallucinations or delusions. In some cases, cognition is severely impaired resulting in very disorganized and illogical thoughts and behaviors. ...Read more

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Where's the difference between introversion and social withdrawal?

See below: Introversion is more of a usual personality type of being inwardly tuned, whereas social withdrawal suggests a shift from being more socially engaged to becoming more socially isolated. The latter is usually more situational and suggestive of emotional discomfort. The line between the 2 may be blurry at times & can be clarified by exploring one's emotional state. ...Read more

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Where's the line between introversion and social withdrawal in people?

Where's the line between introversion and social withdrawal in people?

Mono: Social withdrawal is expected when trying to cope with self image & self esteem issue. Not normal if interferes with daily functioning or causes distress. ...Read more

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What diseases can cause lost perception of time, and social withdrawal?

What diseases can cause lost perception of time, and social withdrawal?

A few: Substance abuse, especially with marijuana, sedative hypnotics, and opiates. Depression. Ptsd in a "numb" and dissociated phase; also dissociative disorders. Some forms of psychosis such as schizophrenia and psychotic depression. If you're describing yourself with these symptoms, please see your physician so that you can get help. Be well. ...Read more

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Do antidepressants reverse social withdrawal forcing people into uncomfortable situations?

Do antidepressants reverse social withdrawal forcing people into uncomfortable situations?

No med can force: You into an uncomfortable situation. Antidepressant medications do not change who you are, they only adjust neurotransmitter levels back towards a normal balance. ...Read more