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Depression, social anxiety, avoidant personality disorder, loneliness, no friends, what to do?

Depression, social anxiety, avoidant personality disorder, loneliness, no friends, what to do?

That is a lot going : On ; it doesn't sound like fun. Take on a little "can do" attitude. Encourage you to enlist the care of a good psychiatrist as well as a therapist/ psychologist. Alk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). ...Read more

Dr. Selby Jacobs
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Guilt (Definition)

to say Guilt is any way I can control you and make you feel anxious doing it. Its an atypical anxiety state that you feel when you are accused of doing something you should not have done, or you didn't do something you should have. The underlying feeling you have is resentment, but that remains unexpressed as you ...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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I am experiencing impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.

I am experiencing  impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.

Recommend assessment: You have described a lot of symptoms that could potentially affect your life and/or that could get worse if not addressed. There are ways to manage those symptoms, but it is important to be assessed by a mental health professional (psychologist or psychiatrist) who can help you to figure out what is causing those symptoms and how to best address them. ...Read more

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Frustration over people thinking caregiving fatigue is laziness?

Frustration over people thinking caregiving fatigue is laziness?

Experience: Support groups helps.Ask these people to spend 24 hrs with the patient .Most of these critics have no knowledge of what a typical caregivers day `involve.Dont be discouraged-give yourself some respite also. ...Read more

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To overcome frustration?

To overcome frustration?

Frustration: Frustration is really just a momentary emotional experience. We feel uncomfortable and want something to change. Rather than seeking some way to not feel that emotional state, just sit and let the frustration be as it is. Don't tell a story about it, just let it be and see how it resolves all on its own without doing anything. The biggest problem with frustration is trying to get away from it. ...Read more

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Does havg a dream career conquer social anxeity disorder?

Does havg a dream career conquer social anxeity disorder?

While having a dream: career can certainly help with work life satisfaction, it does not necessarily mean that symptoms of social anxiety will disappear. Speaking with a therapist could help with social anxiety. ...Read more

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How do you overcome depression, boredom and social isolation?

How do you overcome depression, boredom and social isolation?

Life purpose: I agree with dr. Ulrich about the need for evaluation & treatment for depression. This can definitely help. Also very important is finding your own purpose for being on the planet, and giving your time, love, and energy to that. There is not one of us who has nothing to give and share with others. It can be a challenge finding it though -- treatment can help you get clear enough to find yours. ...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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Experiencing uncontrollable anger, panic attacks, mood-swings, loss of interest in life, suicidal thoughts?

Experiencing uncontrollable anger, panic attacks, mood-swings, loss of interest in life, suicidal thoughts?

See a psychiatrist: These may be symptoms of major depressive disorder or other psychiatric disorders. It is important to seek help from a psychiatrist or get a referral from your primary care doctor. Suicidal thoughts should be evaluated immediately. Call your doctor or go to an emergency room. ...Read more

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How can I overcome feelings of despair, depression, hopelessness, and desperation?

How can I overcome feelings of despair, depression, hopelessness, and desperation?

Treatment: The best solution is a combination of medication and therapy. Depression is a medical problems that that requires medication to resolve the symptoms of depression. However, medication can not resolve the "problems" that led to the depression. That is the role of therapy. ...Read more

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Intrusive thoughts and irrational fears, what to do?

Intrusive thoughts and irrational fears, what to do?

Consider: psychological / psychiatric evaluation to better understand your fears and to develop a treatment approach. Take care. ...Read more

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Question about social anxiety--is that just extreme shyness?

Question about social anxiety--is that just extreme shyness?

Avoidance & Drea: Shyness is not same as social anxiety. People w/social anxiety repeatedly avoid social situations b/c they dread feeling embarrassed or judged/shamed by others. (See http://ow.ly/EXo0z) Gradual exposure 2 those sitn's -easier ones at 1st, then harder-really helps. Tools 4 managing social anx: http://ow.ly/EXnfP | But anything that interferes w/building relationships seems worth working on! ...Read more

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How to defeat depression and social anxiety?

Your Dr can assess: for mood disorder & causative underlying medical conditions. Talking therapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is allows for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try acupuncture, tai chi ...Read more

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Good day. I am male, 26 years old.My problems are irritability, low self-confidence, depression, apathy, shyness or social phobia, social anxiety.

Good day. I am male, 26 years old.My problems are irritability, low self-confidence, depression, apathy, shyness or  social phobia, social anxiety.

Need evaluation: Your symptoms are a mix predominantly of depression and anxiety. You need a competent mental health evaluation including a thorough history to help clarify what underlies your symptoms. Consult a mental health professional. ...Read more

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What's your greatest irrational fear?

What's your greatest irrational fear?

Individualized: Our fears are individualized for every person. If it's not fear, it might be something that brings a sense of discomfort. There could be mass fears, e.g. "the end of the world', sars, giant asteroids that are fueled by the media reports, but generally everyone has their fear. ...Read more

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How to overcome obsessive-compulsive disorder?

How to overcome obsessive-compulsive disorder?

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 more

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Help! i'm having extremely paranoid/irrational fears?

Help! i'm having extremely paranoid/irrational fears?

Be seen ASAP!: If having extremely paranoid fears, it can be very frightening. Please see a psychiatrist asap -- even in the er since it's saturday. The er staff will evaluate your first, and make sure you get the help you need. ...Read more

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Experiencing uncontrollable anger, mood-swings, loss of interest in life, suicidal thoughts?

Experiencing uncontrollable anger,  mood-swings, loss of interest in life, suicidal thoughts?

Seek help ASAP: It sounds that you need help asap. Find a professional -- psychologist and psychiatrist to help you manage your symptoms. If you feel that it's difficult to control your suicidal thoughts, or any of your symptoms are unmanageable, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room, where staff will assess you and find you appropriate referrals. ...Read more

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How to deal with feelings of unbearable guilt and shame?

How to deal with feelings of unbearable guilt and shame?

Guilt & Shame: Do you tend to feel guilt & shame as a repeated theme in your life or is there something specific that you have or haven't done that has led to these feelings? If the feelings aren't rationale, are excessive or have become a way of life - then you likely could benefit from therapy (l.e. cognitive behavioral therapy). If you need to make amends or to rectify a wrong - then follow your conscience. ...Read more

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