I been taking a few tests online and been getting high marks in all the tests and it says i have Social anxiety. How can i stop this? i dont really want to talk to my mum about it:( life sucks major willy
I'm afraid it's the sort of thing that needs professional therapy. :frowning:
ahhhh pants! lol
I've had a severe case of Social Anxiety Disorder for the past 4 years.I can say from my personal experience that the psych help I was offered just didn't add up in my mind.I was offered pills and group therapy sessions.Which both just seem stupid in my book.I'm skeptical about pills being able to change portions of the MIND.Maybe I'm just not a doctor, but I dont buy it.Group therapy just aint for me either.Yes....lets take 10-12 STRANGERS and put them in a room with their biggest source of anxiety.....STRANGERS...For me, I found outlets of making new friends.Sports,School,Gym...stuff like that. I didn't reach out to them, but eventually, they will reach out to you.Your range of friends will eventually widen and you will lose the sense of anxiety slowly around people.
i think y ou just need to go out more and socialise, it can be hell, but it better to start trying to dort it out now, before it gets worse. just take it slowly, one step at a time and you be fine. pills and therapy arent always the way, specially with social anxiety.
Good reply, EggMan17. As usual, someone who knows by experience is much more useful than someone who doesn't.
Group therapy used to be very trendy a while back. I think they're just beginning to realise now that it's sometimes a disaster.
One good place might be a local church youth group. They are usually very welcoming and will try to put you at ease.
ive ahd SA for about 7 years.yeah it sucks lotsof willy :smile:
but the source of the anxiety for me was a desire to fit in.
ill never fit in,i'll always be weird and shy,and introverted.
the only out time i get is with my therapist,psychiatrist and group.otherwise i see no one,have no friends,well,maybe just a few that i see from month to month.
i dont mind the SA,it was the deppression caused by it that was driving me crazy.
anyway.yeah,get involved in youth groups(as not in psyche group),church groups,any groups.im a youth councilor over here in the summer holidays.im totally normal and functional there,so long as im thrown in the deep end i can interact and have fun.i just struggle to call peeps from home and that sorta thing.
im happy with who i am,ill be be ok one day,and so will you.
it'll probably take time,but enjoy that time in any constructive way you can.