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Dr. Ned Kalin
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Shyness (Overview)

People range in how they interact with others from very introverted or shy to very outgoing. Those that are shy tend to want to be by themselves, a introspective and thoughtful, anxious in their interactions with others and may prefer solitary activities rather than social ones. These are style differences and fall in the range of "normal." Some people are shy sometimes and outgoing other times


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What is the cause of shyness?

What is the cause of shyness?

Think of others: Shyness and self-consciousness can stem from a desire to avoid the negative evaluation of others. Practicing focusing techniques works well for many people. In your interactions with others focus on them and their interests. Increase your curiosity about them and their experiences. Let them tell you their story. Celebrate their victories and encourage them in their struggles. Therapy could help. ...Read more

Dr. Ned Kalin
56 Doctors shared insights

Shyness (Overview)

People range in how they interact with others from very introverted or shy to very outgoing. Those that are shy tend to want to be by themselves, a introspective and thoughtful, anxious in their interactions with others and may prefer solitary activities rather than social ones. These are style differences and fall in the range of "normal." Some people are shy sometimes and outgoing other times


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How do you treat or cure shyness in your child, without medicice?

How do you treat or cure shyness in your child, without medicice?

Shyness not illness: Shyness is not an illness; it is a personality trait. However, sometimes there are underlying issues related to anxiety that need to be treated. If it seems to be a more serious problem, please do not label your child "shy". Try not to put your child "on the spot". Help build up your child's self-esteem and give your child plenty of encouragement. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for shy-drager syndrome?

What is the treatment for shy-drager syndrome?

See below:: There is no cure for msa, and there is no known way to prevent the disease from getting worse. The goal of treatment is to control symptoms. Anticholinergic medications may be used to reduce early or mild tremors. Levodopa may improve movement and balance. Meds can be used to treat low blood pressure, constipation too. Some need pacemakers for their low heart rate. ...Read more

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Shy drager syndrome treatments?

Shy drager syndrome treatments?

www. Rightdiagnosis.: Antiparkinsonian medication l-dopa treatments for orthostatic hypotension: high-salt diet high-fluid diet medications to increase blood pressure salt-retaining steroids alpha-adrenergic medications non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs sympathomimetic amines sleeping with head raised feeding tube - if feeding or swallowing difficulties require. Breathing tube - for breathing difficulty. ...Read more

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What can be done to get rid of shyness?

What can be done to get rid of shyness?

Some ways: Practice and rehearse communication and/or social skills that are affected by your shyness with someone you are comfortable with, and tackle one setting/situation at a time maybe several times to increase your confidence, eventually you will be able to overcome your shyness. ...Read more

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Is there a pill that helps you overcome your shyness? If not what all can I do to over come my shelyness? Please help!

Is there a pill that helps you overcome your shyness? If not what all can I do to over come my shelyness? Please help!

Shyness: Consult with a mental health professional who can help understand the reasons for your shyness and also help you to overcome your anxiety over time. Your shyness may be caused by anxiety in relationships, a form of self consciousness possibly. Go to the soundmindz. Org web site and read the updated articles on anxiety and also try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the site. Best. ...Read more

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17 days late okay, so I am couple months shy from 20 and need help with an issue. I was prescribed birth control (trinessa) two years ago due to extreme periods. I would throw up and have extreme cramps that would prevent me from doing anything. It was li

17 days late okay, so I am couple months shy from 20 and need help with an issue. I was prescribed birth control (trinessa) two years ago due to extreme periods. I would throw up and have extreme cramps that would prevent me from doing anything. It was li

As: As doctors, the first thing we do when we hear a woman is having a light or missed period or abnormal spotting, we check a pregnancy test - so I'm glad you took one already. You can always take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period. There are other reasons besides pregnancy that can cause a woman to miss a period such as: stress, diet, excessive exercise or a hormone imbalance such as with a thyroid disorder or poly cystic ovarian syndrome. The foul odor and change in appearance of your urine could also be an indication of an infection such as bacterial vaginosis, a yeast infection or even a sexually transmitted disease like trichamonas. You should give you doctor a call and have an exam just to be sure. Good luck! ...Read more

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Bladder shyness gets better then gets worse, what to do?

Bladder shyness gets better then gets worse, what to do?

Bashful bladder is: A social phobia experienced more by males but also by females. It is formally called paruresis and there is an organization for help at http://www. Paruresis. Org/ clinical hypnosis w/self-hypnosis training by a clinical psychologist can be effective. See doc to make sure there is no medical problem first. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How do I get over my shyness?

How do I get over my shyness?

Exposure: Shyness like other traits, can be modified, but not completely eliminated. Exposing yourself to new situations with unknown people repeatedly may ib essence desensitize yourself to shyness in these situations. By forcing yourself to meet and interact with ubfamiliar people may also boost your self- confidence. ...Read more

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What is the cause of shyness?

Think of others: Shyness and self-consciousness can stem from a desire to avoid the negative evaluation of others. Practicing focusing techniques works well for many people. In your interactions with others focus on them and their interests. Increase your curiosity about them and their experiences. Let them tell you their story. Celebrate their victories and encourage them in their struggles. Therapy could help. ...Read more

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How can I conquer extreme shyness?

How can I conquer extreme shyness?

It's important to: Work on your self esteem. Work with a therapist and build your confidence to overcome your shyness. It is worth it. ...Read more

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How does shyness affect your health?

How does shyness affect your health?

Risk factor: Shyness is associated less social support and difficulty adapting to significant life transitions (I.e., changing schools or jobs). As a result shy individuals are more at risk for social anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem that may lead to negative health outcomes. However shyness exists on a continuum from mild/non-clinical to severe social phobia, with 20-40+% of people report shyness. ...Read more

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How can you deal with extreme shyness?

How can you deal with extreme shyness?

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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Is there any medication used for shyness?

Is there any medication used for shyness?

Psychotherapy: Shyness is almost certainly not directly a physical disease so it's best the address it interpersonally. There are many experienced therapists who specialize in this - you can inquire by calling. It can take a few sessions to discover if this is a goof fit - but you can learn skills that will resolve it over time w/ your effort. If they think an anti-anxiety pill will help - they'll refer for that ...Read more

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How do you help cure shyness in your child?

How do you help cure shyness in your child?

Get them involved in: Activities that will build self confidence. Acting classes, dance, music all include some recitals/performances. Pick something that the child enjoys and hopefully can excel in. Programs like the girl or boy scouts also help by getting them involved in groups and by getting acheivment badges. This will help them try many different kinds of activities and make friends in the process. ...Read more

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Is there any effective way to reduce shyness?

Exposure: Shyness like other traits, can be modified, but not completely eliminated. Exposing yourself to new situations with unknown people repeatedly may ib essence desensitize yourself to shyness in these situations. By forcing yourself to meet and interact with ubfamiliar people may also boost your self- confidence. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Shyness?

What is the definition or description of: Shyness?

Prefer to be alone: People range in how they interact with others from very introverted or shy to very outgoing. Those that are shy tend to want to be by themselves, a introspective and thoughtful, anxious in their interactions with others and may prefer solitary activities rather than social ones. These are style differences and fall in the range of "normal." Some people are shy sometimes and outgoing other times ...Read more

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Are there drugs that help with shyness and make you more social?

Sort of: There are drugs that decrease anxiety, which would allow you to feel freer to interact in social situations. HOWEVER, you may not be socially anxious, but just introverted. Extraversion/introversion is thought to be "normally distributed, " which means literally half the population is introverted. If so for you, it's not something to treat with medication, but rather to embrace and work with. ...Read more

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How do you treat or cure shyness in your child, without medicice?

Shyness not illness: Shyness is not an illness; it is a personality trait. However, sometimes there are underlying issues related to anxiety that need to be treated. If it seems to be a more serious problem, please do not label your child "shy". Try not to put your child "on the spot". Help build up your child's self-esteem and give your child plenty of encouragement. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between shyness and something else?

Impairment: Most of us are shy in at least some settings. If you are shy but it doesn't interfere with how you live your life, don't worry about it. It shyness starts to rule--avoiding situations, refusing to go somewhere you really want to go, becoming a "homebody, " then it well may be more than just shyness and time to seek help with a professional. ...Read more