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Old 09-12-2007, 02:06 PM   #1
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Social Anxiety Disorder

For most of my high school life and now college, I've been trying to deal with my social anxiety disorder with little success. I always end up being the laughing guy who doesn't say a word; I guess I'm just fearful of saying something stupid and having everyone laugh at me. It has put me through so much unnecessary anguish and has stopped me from making friends I so wanted to make.

Does anyone have any advice? A mantra that could be said?


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Old 09-13-2007, 11:27 AM   #2
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Re: Social Anxiety Disorder

Hi, I have the same problem. I'm 26 and I have no close friends because of my problems with social anxiety. Have you been to a dr?

Old 09-13-2007, 11:36 AM   #3
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Re: Social Anxiety Disorder

Have you ever tried any of the anxiety workbooks that they have! You can buy them many places I think even Amazon has them, I have found them to be very helpful for me! You may want to try something like that or even CBT therapy!

Old 09-13-2007, 11:44 AM   #4
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Re: Social Anxiety Disorder

I also have a lot of social anxiety issues!! I even let did homeschooling back in highschool for a couple of years because of it! But with a lot of work I was able to go back and actually graduated early went to college and got my BA! It's a lot of work but I think what helped me the most was educating myself, CBT therapy,medication at times and most of all realizing that I was not alone and many people struggle with the same issues! I also dont have many friends but the few I do have and my family I wouldnt trade for the world and that whats important! Stay positive!!!

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Old 09-15-2007, 10:22 AM   #5
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Re: Social Anxiety Disorder

You are not alone. You would be suprised at how many people out there have anxiety problems. Maybe if you found a freind who has problems with anxiety too and that way you would feel more comfortable talking to people. I have problems talking to people too. I start twitching and stuttering like an idiot and once i get laughing i cant stop.. i have to leave the room its really

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