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Anxiety is often a common reply to stress filled situations in everyday life however, for a lot of people anxiety may become an enormous problem. If anxiety is changing the way you enjoy life, then you could be suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder. Social Anxiety, or Social Phobia, is the anxiety caused through social interreaction. While there are no easy Social Anxiety Disorder tests, there are a variety of well known signs or symptoms which will help you to figure out what it is you are experiencing.
Do you answer yes to one or more of these questions …
1. Do you go out of your way to avoid social situations in which you might meet new people because of extreme discomfort around strangers or an overwhelming fear that you’ll do or say something embarrassing?
2. Do you experience problems with Severe Anxiety when asked to perform or speak in front of a group of people, including heart palpitations, even shaking or trembling?
3. Do you sometimes experience Emotional Stress like shortness of breath or feeling as if you cannot breathe?
4. Do you sometimes experience Emotional Stress like fear that you’re going crazy or are detached from reality?
5. Do you fear or desist from eating, drinking or writing in front of other people?
6. Does social interaction interfere with your work, school or personal life?
7. Do you feel like you’re constantly being judged or sized up when in public, even avoiding situations so this won’t happen?
8. Do you experience extreme nervousness, panic, or discomfort when dealing with authority figures such as a teacher, your boss, or other people in authority?
9. Do you understand that your fears are unreasonable or excessive but feel powerless to control them?
10. Do you often stress over or avoid phoning people you don’t know?
Individuals who suspect they are suffering from one or more of these problems often have deep embarrassment about their condition and have become habituated to hiding their anxiety at all costs. You can be positive of one thing having completed these social anxiety disorder tests – there is help readily available. You should seek help with a medical practioner for further diagnoses.
Online social anxiety disorder tests are extremely useful to come to terms with your problem and to work up the courage to seek professional help.
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My problem is I have been taking Zoloft for quite sometime and now I have been downgraded to generic version of Zoloft which is kind of similar to zoloft.
I read something about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which is better than taking medication. Also I read that people get Anxiety or one of the causes of anxiety is because of not having a stable childhood. This is defiantly me I did not have a stable childhood at all, I moved from school to school had a lot of problems in schools. I can summarize it briefly and say my childhood was messed up, very messed up, (its not just problems I had in school I had problems outside of school I did not have any friends as a kid). And kids can be mean. Anyways my question is: Does anyone know where I could locate a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy center?
look on the internet and its probably not just a center. you might want to look under therapist or Psychologist. because a lot of the times therapist and Psychologist have different therapies (cognitive, behavioral, humanistic, biological, etc) and they all might work in the same clinic. and yes the cognitive behavorial therapist/psychologist will help you the most with your anxiety because anxiety is cognitive and then it shows in your behavior. but to start by yourself, sit down and think about why your are the way you are, what exactly happened in your past, why do you still act this way, etc. yes it sounds stupid, but that is what the psychologist is going to do, they pick your brain!!! so you can save some money for a bit and pick your own brain, then go see someone and tell them exactly whats up and they might have some ideas that you never thought of to fix your problem. and if you dont like the meds, get off of them, sometimes they can cover up the problem (meaning they make everything seem ok, so you cant really find out why you have anxiety because they are making you forget about it and making you happy!! you get it right??) so look for a specific person, not a center or a clinic!! good luck and dont forget to smile at everyone!!!
Social Anxiety Disorder <-- my friend?
I have a best friend whom I’ve known for 10 years. She’s about to be 15 and she THINKS she has Social Anxiety Disorder.
- She doesn’t like going to school, she’s home schooled.
- She doesn’t like meeting new people.
- She doesn’t like crowds, or going to parties.
- She doesn’t like strangers, or being the center or attention.
- It affects her daily life (as so she says).
- She’s scared of people judging her, and when she does get judged, she gets really mad.
- She has experienced eating and sleeping habits.
We did a self test, and most of her answers were positive to the questions they asked. I know self test actually don’t prove if you have it or not, but is there any real way of getting tested for it? Does a doctor do it? And does the symptoms above seem like she might have the disorder.
Thanks in advance
All help/answers are appreciated.
If her anxiety about being around other people and their judging her is impacting her life, then it sounds like it could be Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). The great thing about SAD is that it can be treated and the person suffering from it can live a very normal, happy life.
While a general doctor can diagnose anxiety Disorders, it would be better to have her evaluated by a Psychologist or Psychiatrist. They are mental health professionals and they know the most about these Disorders. Once she is diagnosed with the disorder, there are a few different ways it can be treated. If she sees a Psychiatrist, they will probably try to prescribe her an anti-Anxiety Medication. Zoloft (an SSRI) is a really popular one for Generalized Anxiety and Social Anxiety.
However, there are also forms of therapy that can really help someone with Anxiety Problems that require no medication. One of the most effective forms of therapy for anxieties of all types is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is a kind of therapy that addresses the person’s thoughts (the cognitive part) and their resulting actions (the behavioral part) and how they cause and contribute to the anxiety. Some level of anxiety is normal in all people – being anxious is a survival technique, we all get anxious at some point. Most people’s anxiety kicks in during appropriate times, though, while people who have Anxiety Disorders will be anxious at inappropriate times when there is no need to be. CBT works to correct that disordered thinking that can make a person’s anxiety act up when there is no reason to be anxious (like in non-threatening social situations).
CBT takes time and is hard work, but in my opinion it is better than medication because it allows the person to confront their anxiety and move past it, instead of just covering up the symptoms with medication. Also, when a person suffering from anxiety stops taking their meds, the anxiety often relapses. When you graduate from CBT, the anxiety often never comes back, because you’ve learned how to effectively deal with it and it is no longer a part of your life.
I hope your friend is able to get the help she needs, and you’re a great friend for helping her out. Good luck!