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social anxiety

  1. O

    23, not diagnosed yet but 99.99% sure I'm autistic

    Just some random stuff about me: I'm currently doing an undergrad accounting degree and working as a customer service staff/supervisor at a grocery store. I had severe alcohol problems in the past but I am 5 months sober and very committed to an alcohol-free life. I'm excited to join this forum...
  2. C

    Shared experiences for musical about autism?

    For the last few years I have been writing and developing a musical about my experiences of being autistic. I am at the stage of editing the current version, and I really want to know about some other people's experiences to make it as realistic and relatable as possible. Can anyone tell me any...
  3. Irakus34

    I Shouted To My Now-Former Chief

    Hi. It's been a while. Trying to cope up with a lot of feelings that are drowning me from time to time. What causes meltdowns more often. Actually, the other day I had one of the worst meltdowns I've suffered in years. Nothing was in my control. Nothing could be fixed by me. Yet, everyone...
  4. shadowmyl

    My family members probably hate me because I am different

    Hello, I am 17 and self-diagnosed with social anxiety and autism. Since I was little, I have always had a hard time around my family members, especially when we meet with my aunt's family. As my cousins are exactly the same age as my sister and I, so one is 17 and the other is 21, we have been...
  5. Ikarus Diary

    I Can't Carry This Anymore

    Hi. The context of my situation is that I'm doing the final module of my course and it's practical training. My shift is 7 hours long every week day until June 30th. During these hours I have to wake up 16 patients, bath some of them, do beds, put breakfasts, give medication, clean the dishes...
  6. M

    Autistic people with social anxiety - What are you afraid of or worried about?

    My understanding is that social anxiety in autistic people is different than social anxiety disorder which often involves a fear of being rejected. For those of you who have anxiety around people, what are you anxious about, afraid of, or worried might happen if you approach other people and...
  7. D'Andre

    I don't get people

    Humans are so difficult for me to deal with. They are exhausting at work. Even the nice ones. I wish I could work in a quiet cubicle away from everyone. I work where crowds of people are and I'm realizing more and more how it effects me when I get home. I'm amped up. My nerves are itching all...
  8. Ikarus Diary

    I've Dug My Grave

    Hi. This could be also in the support part of this forum, as my brain is ilogically going crazy without finding an exit. However, I prefer it to keep in here as it's an event of my life I didn't want to happen, yet it did. And no matter how many times I script situations day after day, I'm...
  9. Irakus34

    I Messed Up Again

    Hi. First of all, I don't know if this matter should be discussed in here, but it's been more than two weeks since I got this problem and it's not solved yet, what still causes me deep anxiety and uneaseness, so I need help. The thing is, I'm studying in a class with people older than me (some...
  10. Gerald Wilgus

    A very interesting article in Cell.

    Came across an article summarizing Phase III (Investigative New Drug) trials concerning MDMA (Ectasy) as an adjunct to therapy, especially for PTSD. From the article here is a summary of effects and benefits. I wonder if it opens up the possibility of new therapies for some of us?
  11. Nummulite

    Very polite, but unable to connect

    (I'm not diagnosed, still awaiting assessment) My partner is on the spectrum, and he's a very talkative, expressive person (hammy, even). He often runs into problems at work or in daily life with people seeing him as obnoxious or rude when he doesn't mean to be. I've seen that this is a problem...
  12. Gerald Wilgus

    Need help approaching therapy

    I have said previously that my past has come back to haunt me in negative ways, and as I prepare myself to work on this with a therapist, I can use advice on how to approach this. The following is very hard for me to write. My social issues growing up in the '60s and 70s: Friends were...
  13. Amy Stone

    How Long Do You Last At a Social Gathering?

    Just wondering what everyone's limit is with socializing! Is it easy for you or hard? Does alcohol make it easier? Do you prefer to get lost in crowds or do you prefer small gatherings? Most of the socializing I do is around adults that are drinking. I don't drink much, so the more they drink...
  14. Greatshield17

    Going to be in a social experience tomorrow, advice?

    Tomorrow, I plan on going to my local farmers’ market, both to buy things and to make connections with farmers and ideally, maybe even find someways to obtain farming work and experience. I’m a bit nervous about this, does anyone have any advice? I have been practicing a bit with body posture.
  15. Cailan Tangaroa

    Masters Degree: I'm very very very scared

    Hi everyone, I will be starting my Masters Degree next month in Literature. Although I really want it, and I really love to study, I am terrified of all organizational/administrative and social aspects of it. I feel like I'm about to blow up just by thinking I will have to go to a new city, and...
  16. BlueSky Aozora

    Aspie husband's social anxiety

    I think my aspie husband has lost his identity, when he moved to my country. His special interest is his specific research work, which there's no any other people in my country is doing that, so he feels really out of place, no sense of identity/belonging. He had a team in his country, and he...
  17. Daydreamer

    Why I'm here.

    So, I've decided to make this thread in order to clarify a few things. Firstly, I am not autistic. However, I am in no way qualified to provide mentoring or advice on how to cope for those who are. This is something that I get asked about, and I'd like to make it clear that's not a service I can...
  18. M

    Is autism the same as social anxiety disorder?

    When toddlers suffer from symptoms of social anxiety, doctors look for restricted and repetitive behaviors to differentiate between ASD and social anxiety disorder (SAD). However, restricted and repetitive behaviors also occur in people with autistic traits who aren't autistic. That means...
  19. When I first recognized I had a problem.

    When I first recognized I had a problem.

    I was new in college (back in 2015) when I noticed that I had a difficult time acclimating to things. I was always busy on campus dealing with registration and classes, and I was at that campus by myself. Everyday I couldn't wait till I was back home where it was safe. I was afraid of doing...
  20. How I coped with social anxiety.

    How I coped with social anxiety.

    This is how I learned to not be afraid of going out on my own, sometimes I still feel a bit of fear doing new things or going to new places, but by following some coping methods I've learned how to not be so nervous and gained more of my own independence.
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