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I am experiencing impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.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
No: Social withdrawal can be a symptom of schizophrenia, but being shy and socially withdrawn does not increase the risk of developing schizophrenia.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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Schizophrenics: Sure they can, with proper treatments and depending on their support system. ...Read more
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
Good day. I am male, 26 years old.My problems are irritability, low self-confidence, depression, apathy, shyness or social phobia, social anxiety.
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