Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder is a type of anxiety disorder characterised by feeling uncomfortable in social situations. Such situations may be public speaking, making a big presentation or even walking in a room full of people. Social anxiety disorder is also known as social phobia and presents with tachycardia, sweating, breathlessness and even feelings of depersonalisation. 

Do you crave for friendship or relationship to overcome loneliness?

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Just wondered if there's any other parents on here with social phobia with school age children? Just wondering how you cope with school runs/play dates and parties? I find myself wishing I worked longer hours so I didn't have to deal with it which in turn leaves me feeling like a terrible Mother. Lu...

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To many it sounds crazy and insignificant but many of us know (and hate) that there are words and items which negatively trigger us. Any you'd like to share? Do you know why?

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I sleep way too much. I think when I am asleep I feel safe and comfortable and calm but when I'm awake I just feel anxious, uncomfortable and glum a lot of the time. Trouble is I wonder if I'm getting a bit addicted to sleeping as I have about three long naps a day if I can. On work days I come home...

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Need help speaking up. Housemates (very well known friends/family to be clear) going away for a few weeks and I am stuck tending their pets and basically garden. I don't ever do any of that unless it's an emergency. I want to speak up for a reduction in my rent in exchange due to it being over 2 wee...

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How can I stop worrying so much about disapproval? (People's thoughts/opinions)

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Waking up in the middle of the night and not falling back asleep because your brain is a spinning wheel of anxiety.

I need the names of medicines for social anxiety and also for anti-sweating. Sorry I'm not good in English.

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Tomorrow I have go to police station as a witness because someone stole my boyfriend's jewelry and I feeling very scared because talking with strangers is hard with my social phobia.

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In my childhood I was afraid to talk to people wondering what they would think of me and in my class everyone used to hate me and my best friend because we only used to play but somehow I'm still not able to talk to people confidently.

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