Tag: anxiety

My nine-year-old son prefers to play with girls

Published: September 29, 2013 | Last Updated: September 29, 2013 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

When kids limit their friendships, it may be a mix of personality and anxiety.

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A teen worries she’s a burden to friends

Published: August 3, 2013 | Last Updated: August 3, 2013 By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

When a young person feels like a burden to friends, it can be one sign of depression.

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Making friends after being sick

Published: July 5, 2013 | Last Updated: July 5, 2013 By | 13 Replies Continue Reading

A woman’s 21-year-old daughter has lost her friends after being being sick–diagnosed with anxiety and depression.

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On Access to Guns & Mental Health Services

Published: December 16, 2012 | Last Updated: December 28, 2023 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

The devastating events that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut last Friday seem to overshadow the significance of every other pressing concern or problem, mine and everyone else’s.

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Social Anxiety and Friendship: A First-Person Account

Published: November 20, 2012 | Last Updated: June 29, 2023 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading
Social Anxiety and Friendship: A First-Person Account

Social Anxiety can make it difficult to make and sustain friendships. I’m very appreciative to one of the readers of this blog, Jane, for her courage in sharing this post in the hope it would be useful to others.

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Need advice: I feel like a recluse at work

Published: November 11, 2012 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

I am a 41-year-old female who is having a horrible time establishing cordial relationships at work. I do the best I can at my job (I am a social worker) and I get along with my supervisor.

When I first started my job, I would chitchat with coworkers sometimes. Then more and more, I became like a recluse. I go in, sit at my desk to do my job, and basically stay in my cubby.

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Having trouble getting close

Published: September 18, 2012 | Last Updated: October 28, 2012 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

I am a 27-year-old woman and find myself lacking the close friendships I long for. I’m well aware of the reasons why. Explaining would take all day but in a nutshell: I was a shy child who warmed up slowly but eventually made close friends I loved.

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Making Friends: Having trouble getting close

Published: September 6, 2012 | Last Updated: October 28, 2012 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

I was a shy child who warmed up slowly but eventually made close friends I loved. In high school, I developed severe social anxiety and panic disorder, which continued in college. I still managed to make some friends, but only on a
superficial level.

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Parenting young adult friendships: Riddled with complications

Published: July 11, 2012 | Last Updated: October 28, 2012 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

My daughter is a 21-year-old completing her third year in college; she has anxiety and depression. She met a friend this year and we are seeing a total change in her. ,

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How can I handle a friend who is clingy and self-absorbed?

Published: June 7, 2012 | Last Updated: March 7, 2013 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Clingy friends can be draining. For a relationship to work, friends need to meet each other halfway.  QUESTION Hi, Irene. I suffer from mental health difficulties and I had to quit my job and move back to my parents’ house. My GP referred me to a group for women with similar problems and there I met and became […]

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