Social anxiety is real..

The key to any diagnosis is early intervention. Pardon the nurse talk! I miss it πŸ˜‚ Gotta feel I’m using my degree πŸ˜‰

Given the pandemic, we’re likely to see this more often… I noticed I would get nervous going to anything with a lot of people… So I wouldn’t go.. I’d be sad about missing out… But better safe than sorry!

To counter my anxiety, I embraced connecting virtually! πŸ‘πŸ½ People call me the queen πŸ‘Έ of Zoom πŸ˜‚ It has enabled me to get back in touch with my old OT group! (See my posts on my group!)

I just wanted to better educate myself… So Ive been scavenging resources (I’ve got time to read 😏) I just want to share what I’ve learned!

Social anxiety is a form of generalized anxiety disorder!

Be advised! I’m not a doctor πŸ˜‚ If these apply to you, please consult your doctor πŸ™πŸΎ

After I was prescribed Buspar… Buspar is an anolytic, or anti-anxiety medication. Having had a stroke, which is traumatizing.. I was at risk for PTSD… In addition, I have a type A personality… So my baseline is anxious πŸ˜… I like to be in control. If not, I’m scared πŸ˜‚

I’m off Buspar now, but medications are commonly prescribed….Generalized anxiety disorder is a mental health condition. Mental health conditions are commonly taboo… But issues, such as these, needs to be talked about more!

I have no authority to diagnose, but I can make observations about myself… I get anxious just thinking about facing a lot of people! As a consequence, Ive opted out of stuff I would’ve gone to before… I noticed this.. Hence research…

Step 1 for anything, recognition. Step 2 research.Step 3… Thats just my process… I’m in no way an expert but I am a patient…

Personally, I try to surround myself with things I love (protective factors)… Being a nurse I know, a condition is a problem when it affects your daily function… That’s why I’m addressing it now…Hopefully 🀞🏽 to better inform myself…

Resources (Sources)

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/social-anxiety-disorder/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353567

Published by Listen with Precious

Filipino-American πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Stroke survivor πŸ‘πŸ½ @preciousmoments1128 UC Berkeley alum UNH alum RN @preciousmoments1128 ❀️ HR 🎧 audio listener! πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦½

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