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Social Anxiety Disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder  

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ADD Aspergers Anxiety Psychologist Counseling Testing Dallas

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There is a neuropsychological basis for social anxiety, and there also is a neuropsychological basis for treating it.

ADD Aspergers Anxiety Psychologist

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means that were and you're talking about social anxiety disorder social anxiety

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disorder also known as social phobia occurs when a person is a free to

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perform and social situation

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and extension

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contract is one thing and the proficient

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that's better

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my social anxiety was so bad before that i would have needed to disguise myself

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to talk to so many people

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these days pressing the ok speak in front of groups that's just one of many

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things are never thought i'd be able to handle for as long as i can remember i

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hated public situations and i felt like there is perfect

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please

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particular is

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sporting events

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no o live with it occassionally photographs

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but everyone was staring at me and thinking

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look at edward he's such a loser

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giving a speech in class had to be about the worst experience for me

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i would never say walk to the front of the room

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pretty much anything like that made me feel like i was under the spotlight

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i was convinced that i look stupid and everyone was judging me

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i started sweating and blushing and shaking it was the nightmare

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i started to avoid uncomfortable situations

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it seem like days i was suppose to speak in class or race in june

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i have stay at home with an upset stomach or terrible headache

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i was too terrified as girl who had been flustered even though i really wanna

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take slight i watch everyone else dancing and having a good time warner

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worked so hard for me to just chill out half-time

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i know that everyone gets nervous and anxious sometimes mines that it was out

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of this world

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i thought that there was something wrong with me my parents again we return

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edward your father and i are concerned about you

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you are such a special young man and we are still part of your but it seems like

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you're inside he is really getting in the way enjoying life

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i went through some similar fears and worries the ritual

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but it's time we take you to see a doctor to get the stealing speeded up

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lowered

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productivity

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edward you have a condition called social anxiety disorder

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think of the different parts of your brain you've got your prefrontal cortex

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your basal ganglia later when the system you're a middle of there's all kinds of

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stuff going on a better

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now imagine that each of the heart of the brain is like a different building

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the buildings are connected by kathleen's on these pathways are

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messengers that carry information between buildings

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these messengers are your neuro transmitters serotonin norepinephrine

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dopamine gabbard and more

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a little bit of stress or anxiety in the social situation is actually hopeful

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think of agendas in the olympics the stress of competition actually helps her

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perform better

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in your brain the messenger start to go haywire every time you feel social

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anxiety the messengers what your brain with alarming signals making you feel

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anxious and paralyzed with fear

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we are not exactly certain why some young people have social anxiety

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disorder

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most likely it's a combination of factors genetics in the wherein

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behaviors

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there are some great treatments for social anxiety disorder

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what i would like to try first is going to this website

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and reading all you can about social anxiety disorder

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many people find that one st understand what's happening to their brain and body

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they feel a little bit better

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i'm also going to refer you to a therapist

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she will do something called cognitive behavioral therapy with you

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if you were still being anxious we can try prescribing usa medication but i'd

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like to wait and see how you do with the therapy first

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the doctor was right

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i learned a lot about social anxiety disorder went up there appear that

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really helped

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remember those buildings sidewalks and messengers well therapy help me learn

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how slow those messages down and have more control over how my brain

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communicates with my body

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having my parents support made a huge difference in managing my social anxiety

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disorder

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i hope this gives you a better understanding of how social anxiety

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disorder works

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i've gotta run

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i'd join the speech team and we've got to meet tonight

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i'm doing all kinds of things now that never would have dared to do before

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it's pretty awesome

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social anxiety disorder is a br e-mail medical condition

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if you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms call a doctor and

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get help

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you can also check out this website w_w_w_ dot t_ mental health dot org for

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more information

 
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