I Suffer From Social Anxiety Disorder

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    Old people? I can be around them.

    . Children? I can be around them too. Teenagers/adults? Hell. No.. I can't do it, and I've never quite understood why, they literally scare the **** out of me, teenagers are the main issue for me, it's almost like.. They travel in packs, and I constantly feel like they judge...
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    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 10, 2015

    So many people do not understand social anxiety

    disorder. Shyness and social anxiety disorder are not the same. A lot of people have shy moments but social anxiety is defined as, "an intense, irrational, and persistent fear of being scrutinized or negatively evaluated by other people." People think they are helping when...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 16, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 15, 2015

    I get this totally, I had to train myself

    for 4 years just to visit my corner shop without someone with me. I'm so used to panic attacks that you'd never tell I'm having one from looking at me, and even in a room with four or more close friends I clam up and say nothing. The only thing I've found that helps is getting...
    VitSheen VitSheen
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jun 11, 2015

    I Struggle With SAD Everyday Of My Life

    No one around me understands what I go through on a daily basis. I try to explain it but I guess I don't really understand it myself. I get extremely nervous going anywhere where there's people which is pretty much everywhere. I always feel like all eyes are on me. Judging me. If...
    marypg1980 marypg1980
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 31, 2013
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