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Who do I talk to about my social anxiety ?

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Danielle_2804

I'm looking into getting professional help in dealing and diagnosing my anxiety. Recently my anxiety has started to impact my relationships with those around me as I find my myself cancelling plans because I can't face being outside in fear of judgement and social interaction. I'm unsure of how to start the conversation of my anxiety or who to start one with. I would greatly appreciate any advice.

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For professional help I suggest making an appointment with a psychologist and don't worry on how to start, they help you along and they make recommend seeing a psychiatrist if you want to try medication. Or you can always see a psychiatrist first and you talk to them to see if medication is the right option for you.

I wish you the best

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Danielle_2804 in reply to nmp1

Thank you for your advice

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Hi! I would suggest you asking your doctor to refer you a psychiatrist, he/she can help & prescribe necessary medication. Sam

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Hi Danielle. Your GP can help you. Counselling will defo help you. This is my experience. I can relate to how your anxiety is impacting your life. At my worst in 2015 I couldn't get out the front door for 6 weeks due to my anxiety and depression...id stopped taking my meds...NEVER again. Best wishes.

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Danielle_2804 in reply to Hidden

Thank you for taking the time to reply. I will book an appointment within the next few days. It's been impacting my life to the point where I can't look at people in the eye so I walk with my head down.

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Aw honey I can SO relate to you. I can still do that when my anxiety or depression rears its ugly head. Its soul destroying. And i just cant wait 2 get home in the safety of my flat when it happens. Best of luck with the GP. And that's great uv been able to make an appt 2 c him. This is a huge achievement. I'd live 2 hear how u get on but no pressure at all.

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Oops I c uv still 2 make an appt sori I misread that. Best of luck making the appt

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Thank you

Hi either go through your gp to be referred for counselling or find someone private. Are you in uk? You are not alone don't be afraid to open up its the best thing you can do for your long term health and wellbeing to make that step towards help for yourself x

Thank you and yes I am in the uk. I've decided it's time to open up about my mental health. x

Good for you. I personally didn't find NHS worthwhile for me the wait was too long. I found a local therapist through the counselling directory and it's been great no waiting and it's flexible it's also reassuring that if I ever need to touch base again in the future I can make another appointment no waiting lists. Worth a look: counselling-directory.org.uk/ good luck x

Danielle Having problems like yours Which started when i was 17, along time ago. I did not have a clue what to do and struggled for many years. Until one day i had had enough and decided i had to do something about it. So this is what i did, I searched out and got every self help audio program and books i could. I started listening and reading this every day, until things started to change bit by bit day by day. I began to understand what was going on in my mind and body and this connection is Key. Its been a very long struggle I have just retire, so you can see its been a long time. I dont want you to struggle for as long as i have. So follow this advice it will be vital to you. Go to you tube type in Dr wayne dyer Study Listen to this man every day and your life will start to improve, Bit by bit day by day. Hope this helps Gerrerd.

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