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. 

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

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A new study finds that social anxiety disorder is intertwined with personality. The new study from Uppsala University shows that personality is strongly intertwined with the diagnosis of social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, according to researchers. The study involved 265 individuals...

Your experiences with Zoloft/Sertraline please? I've been prescribed it for depression but not sure if I should take it because of the side effects I've read about.

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If you happen to be in a situation where in spite of all your efforts you are getting angry then use this simple technique - 1. Make a fist, transfer all your energy into your arms until you feel vibration in your arms. You have simply used the law of science, you have transferred the energy into yo...

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

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