Do you think you may have social anxiety? Taking a Social Anxiety Disorder Test is one of the best ways to point you in the right direction.
Having social anxiety can be extremely difficult to deal with. Just like the other anxiety disorders, it frustrates you because it gets in the way of you living the life you want for yourself. But yet you feel like you can´t help it.
If this is how you feel, don´t be discouraged!
Many people have been able to overcome their social anxiety and I am confident you can too.
Please remember I am not a doctor. I am just a normal guy with an anxiety disorder. Only a doctor is qualified to diagnose or treat you. This will just offer a little help along the way.
* When you are in a social situation, do you go into panic mode?
* Do you start to sweat and have a flushed face?
* Do you feel like all eyes are on you?
* Are you consumed with thoughts of fleeing the situation, looking all around for the exits?
* Do you have a rapid heart beat or pulse?
* Do you tremble, have difficulty speaking, or upset stomach?
* Do you feel like everyone is looking at you and judging you?
* Do you have panic anxiety attacks before you even go to the social event?
* Do your fears cause you to many times avoid the social event altogether?
* Do your social fears and panic interfere with your daily life, even affecting your work?
If the above symptoms describe you, don´t be discouraged. Having a social anxiety disorder is not the end of the world. It is very, very common. You are not alone!
As a matter of fact, many have social anxiety and don´t want to admit it because they are so embarassed or they feel like there is a stigma that goes along with it. Some wouldn´t even take a social anxiety disorder test. But recognizing it is most definitely an important step. And it´s nothing to be embarassed about!
I am sure you would like to calm your social anxiety and get on with your life. Sometimes it is just difficult to know where to start.
Again, I´m not a doctor, but I would like to offer some tips to help with social phobia. You will find helpful suggestions on how you can ease your symptoms, boost your self-confidence, and get on with your life!
And if you and your doctor decide you need anti anxiety medications to keep it under control, there is NO SHAME in that! Of course, the ideal is that we could do it without meds, but sometimes we may need just a little help along the way. A diabetic isn't ashamed to take insulin, right?
I wish you the best in overcoming your social anxiety. Try to keep a positive attitude, keep trying, don´t give up! Don´t let this beat you! You can do it!