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Kalms: There are several kalms products, and i don't know which one you're considering. The "stress" formula contains hops (humulus lupus), valerian, and gentiana lutea. The first 2 are sedating herbs. No studies have been done on this product or its components with social anxiety -- so we don't know whether it helps with that condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Avoiding Engagement?: Do you mean reading to yourself while in uncomfortable social situations? This would seem like a way of avoiding interacting w/ others in that situation - and avoidance is the hallmark of social anxiety. (People avoid interacting so they don't risk embarrassing themselves - saying/doing something that others might judge them negatively about.) Gr8 documentary on social anxiety: http://ow.ly/F3fzQ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Escitalopram: Escitalopram is an oral drug that is used for treating depression and generalized anxiety disorder. It may be helpful to you if combined with intensive care from a mental health care professional, but may not be fully effective if taken just as a substitute for complete care. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Social Anxiety, OCD: Social Anxiety and OCD can affect our social relationships and enjoyment. With strong desire to change, Online Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) can help to solve current problems, and change unhelpful thinking and behavior. If problems are deep-rooted, severe, disabling and chronic, see Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety relief: I'm assuming you want online resources for anxiety relief, since there are countless online sites that can make anxiety worse. :-) here's a site that has some practical suggestions: http://www.Helpguide.Org/mental/anxiety_self_help.Htm at the bottom there are some helpful additional links also -- including mindfulness meditation. Also, many people enjoy heartmath: http://www.Heartmath.Com/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Social Anxiety: is treatable by a mental health professional and can resolve. It is likely to continue w/out treatment or lifestyle changes. Social anxiety is often linked to a fear of being embarrassed in public. Surrender to that possibility which exists for us all and things can improve. Clinical hypnosis can help. (See www.asch.net) Medication helps to calm people. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Behavioral Options: Try CBT w/ Exposure. Social phobia = intense fear of embarrassment + feeling judged by others. Effective behavioral treatment involves facing these fears - even trying 2 embarrass urself deliberately in front of others. U work ur way up 2 more & more challenging situations. A clinical psychologist/anxiety expert can tailor a specific plan 4u. Info: anxietybc.org Watch "Afraid of People" on You ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Seek the problem.: Anxiety and depression are closely related and may be caused by a variety of things. Is there a history of these issues in your family? It might be genetic. Is it something to do with your life situation? If so you may need to change things so you are not constantly stressed. Exercise has been found to be very helpful with depression. Also talk with someone, a friend or therapist if needed. ...Read more
Yes They Can: Social anxiety aka social phobia is a persistant and irrational fear of situations that might involve scrutiny or judgment by others, such as parties or other social events. Ssris such as paxil, (paroxetine) prozac, and zoloft are generally first choice medications. Mirtazepine has proven effective as well as maois. Benzodiazepines are commonly used but have a risk of addiction. Psychotherapy can also help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bf's online current events/political social media addiction causes intolerable financial&emotional anxiety.NOTHING I try helps@all.Should we separate?
No one can tell you: Clearly you are not content and feel unable to find a solution for changing him. I think it would be a mistake to trust any 'yes/no' answer to your '?'. It might be the way this will go, but there may be other options too. Try to find a therapist to help you think t through and perhaps provide or refer for couples Tx. Be patient as you seek a solution - it will help. ...Read more
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