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Socially Withdrawn (Overview)

Socially detached and unresponsive. Introverted.


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I am experiencing impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.

I am experiencing  impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.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

Socially Withdrawn (Overview)

Socially detached and unresponsive. Introverted.


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Are socially shy and somewhat withdrawn people more susceptible to schizophrenia?

Are socially shy and somewhat withdrawn people more susceptible to schizophrenia?

No: Social withdrawal can be a symptom of schizophrenia, but being shy and socially withdrawn does not increase the risk of developing schizophrenia. Shyness and social withdrawal can be symptoms of other disorders and should be evaluated by your physician or a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Has depression ever impaired social skills?

Has depression ever impaired social skills?

Yes!: Loss of interest, withdrawal, isolation are some of the common symptoms of depression that have an evident effect on one's social life. Sense of worthlessness, inadequacy and low self esteem, are other symptoms that clearly affect one's social skills. In contrast, self confidence characterises socially skilled individuals. ...Read more

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Worrisome insecure unconfident reserved quiet no empathy selfish lethargic short tempered pensive slight paranoia hates feelings. Mentally ill?

Worrisome insecure unconfident reserved quiet no empathy selfish lethargic short tempered pensive slight paranoia hates feelings. Mentally ill?

Sound like you are : Unhappy. You may be depressed, but it is impossible to diagnose you as mentally ill from the list you have given . If you are not happy with your life and personality reach out to a therapist and work on these issues. The fact that you are aware of these issues is a sign of health not illness. ...Read more

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Is being emotionally abusive genetic?

Is being emotionally abusive genetic?

Environmental: Someone raised in an emotionally abusive home has been in the environment of abuse. A child adopted into an emotionally abusive family has a greater chance of becoming emotionally abusive himself. The biologic child of abusive parents, who is adopted into a loving and nurturing family has a greater chance of becoming a loving person because of his adoptive environment. Nature (genetic) vs nurture. ...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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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

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How are social skills affected by being disabled?

Multiple: Disabled cannot socialize as well as the healthy can because of the limitation they experience. Some may not be able to go places they want due to mobility issues. Others have troubles expressing themselves (speaking, mimicking) and therefore cannot maintain conversations etc. Although, there may be no open stigmatization of the disabled, the hidden one still persists frequently. ...Read more

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I'm feeling paranoid, agitated, confused and nervous, emotional, lacking confidence, questioning my cognitive abilities which are affecting my life?

I'm feeling paranoid, agitated, confused and nervous, emotional, lacking confidence, questioning my cognitive abilities which are affecting my life?

Not a good to place: To be. I am sorry that you are going through this. Have you ever had a psychiatric evaluation? This would be a good place to start. This will allow assessment for any medical causes. Definitive diagnosis is also necessary.Once diagnosed - an individualized treatment plan can be developed. There is hope. Please get help. ...Read more

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Can kids with socialized conduct disorder feel empathy?

Can kids with socialized conduct disorder feel empathy?

Yes.: It's important to remember that within any diagnosis the individuals differ. Yes, children with socialized conduct disorder can experience empathy. Research has shown that children, in general, are very empathic beings. ...Read more

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Socially anxious with girls, why?

Socially anxious with girls, why?

Social anxiety: When you're trying to get girls to like you, it can create anxiety. You might not be being your natural self & getting to know the other person (a girl, in this case), but instead trying to make a good impression. Plus, girls can be anxious about the impressions they make on guys too. It can help to attend group functions sometimes, to get practice connecting & making friends -- less pressure! ...Read more

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Terrified of being left, forgotten, abandoned. Engaged. Both severely insecure and over confident. Lack sense of identity, personality wise. Help?

Terrified of being left, forgotten, abandoned. Engaged. Both severely insecure and over confident. Lack sense of identity, personality wise. Help?

See a psychologist: You should get evaluated. Schedule an appointment with a psychologist for an evaluation. Therapy and/or medication will help if in fact you are depressed or have chronic feelings of emptiness. Make sure you talk about your symptoms and not a diagnostic label. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of my social anxiety?

Can you tell me how to get rid of my social anxiety?

Social anxiety: Remember anxiety is driven by inaccurate perceptions, try to work on your biases from your history and you will free yourself from unwanted tension. Best ...Read more

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Can schizophrenic people have truly satisfying interpersonal relationships?

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Can  schizophrenic people have truly satisfying interpersonal relationships?

Schizophrenics: Sure they can, with proper treatments and depending on their support system. ...Read more

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Epilepsy and impulsive behavior; any relationship?

Epilepsy and impulsive behavior; any relationship?

Could be: Especially if you possess complex partial seizures. Discuss with your neurologist, but do not disregard possibility of medication adverse effect, especially if you are taking a Dopamine agonist. ...Read more

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Can someone with schizoid pd seem outgoing and socially engaged, despite a lack of sincere emotional interaction? Do they bond with family members?

Can someone with schizoid pd seem outgoing and socially engaged, despite a lack of sincere emotional interaction?  Do they bond with family members?

Schizoid PD: People with schizoid pd consistently lack desire for intimate human connection. They may have families and jobs, but keep people at a distance. They mostly appear cold and dull in affect. They would be unlikely to seem outgoing or socially engaged, but are able to respond to carefully selected others whom they need intensely. Some of these could be family. ...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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Has anybody suffered social withdrawal when they retired?

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