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Posted by: nick | 2004/10/19

please help.......... i can not take it anymore.

i am an 18 year old who suffers from an unusual problem.My problem is that i'm suffering from social anxiety disorder.
This problem makes my life very hard because i end up being scared of people,social gatherings even walking down the road
or going to the shopping mall and as a result i cannot leave my room .Sometimes i want to commit suicide because i feel like i'm
tired of not having a life. please advice me on what to do.

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Nick, social anxiety disorder is highly unpleasant, but actually not unusual. And it generally responds excellently to treatment, with medication or counselling or CBT, preferably both. So see a shrink for assessment and advice on treatment, and you could soon find a whole new world opening up for you, rather enjoyably.

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