Social Anxiety

Social Signs of Anxiety Disorder

t may be difficult to pinpoint anxiety disorders if there are co-existing mental health disorders, physical illnesses, or substance abuse problems. Signs that someone may have a serious anxiety disorder include: fear of leaving the house, social withdrawal extreme, unwarranted fear of particular situations or things compulsive or repetitive behaviors changes in personality trouble on the job or in school family or relationship problems alcohol or drug abuse depression or suicidal thoughts frequent emotional and physical health issues

Anxiety Disorder (PTSD) can pretend to be Addiction or Alcoholism

I am retraining my brain because I consistently think of people suffering from PTSD, as war veterans. It's true that 20% of soldiers who have been deployed in the past 6 years have PTSD, but it can occur after any traumatic experience. Examples are situations involving natural disasters, serious accidents, life-threatening illnesses, physical abuse, and sexual … Continue reading Anxiety Disorder (PTSD) can pretend to be Addiction or Alcoholism

PTSD - not just for veterans

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – it used to be called “shell shock” … but not so much today.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Almost everyone has experienced an intense event in their life. When an event causes a person a lot of stress, it is called a "traumatic event". People have different reactions to traumatic events.  The most common responses are anxiety, fear, grief and depression. After a few months, most people will feel better and … Continue reading Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – it used to be called “shell shock” … but not so much today.