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I'm so confused! It's like I don't know myself at all!

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  • Posted By: candyraver13
  • July 2, 2009
  • 08:03 PM

I'm 17 years old and I've finally begun to think that I might have some kind of social phobia. But what I need to know is what kind. I already have common symptoms of not being able to talk to strangers or being able to speak in front of small groups, and i can't take compliments without feeling uneasy either. but what really truobling me is that at time when I think, i'll have thoughts that contradict themselves. I don't really get it. An instance would be after I was yelled at by my parents after talking back. I would think to myself, that "hey this was all my fault, I'm the worst" but soon after I'd think "wait I'm only saying that so that i feel sorry for myself" and i'm not even sure which way i really feel in the situation. It's like all my thoughts are lies that i'm telling myself. Another weird thing is that no matter how upset I get, or depreesed, it never lasts for more than a day. The last weird problem I have is that the more miserable I'm feeling the happier I try to act in front of people, i don't even do it conciously. So i'd really like to know what all these could possibly be...
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  • Really, I'm thinking it's all in your head, confusion, like you said. Your 17? So just relax. Being uncomfortable in social situations and feeling uneasy with contradictory thoughts may be a way your getting to know yourself. I wouldn't consider not being able to do certain like present and talk in social groups a sign of a phobia. Your there for a reason and got there somehow, which a phobia would stop you from doing. Unless you feel thoughts of remorse like after you've done you know was wrong or feeling uneasy with decisions you say are final, you may have some personality issues going on. I'm no doctor, but seems to me like your stressing too ******n developing into adult hood.Psychologically your thinking over things and covering up things you don't want people to know. You don't speak because you don't want to but you act happy because you feel miserable. Reall,y a brief explanation of past troubles or life experiences can help us understand more! When it comes to social behaviour, I can't look at you now, but I need to see how you got there. But for now, don't think of it as a phobia. More you fear, more you're scared, more you're unable!
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  • Well, you're 17 so you're right that you don't know yourself at all! Welcome to adolescence! (sp?) At your age, you are just now beginning to find out who you really are and who you want to be. Don't stress or obsess about it too much, that's not necessary. I also agree that it is not a social phobia to be self-concious in front of groups of people or strangers....heck, even friends and family. We are all like that to an extent. As for your feelings and emotions changing from day to day, that is also normal and you can thank some of the "teen hormones" for that! LOL! Hang in there, and please know that everything you are describing is a very normal part of growing into an adult. You seem to be very self-aware, and I think that you'll find that helpful as you learn to navigate through life.
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  • I'm 17 years old and I've finally begun to think that I might have some kind of social phobia. But what I need to know is what kind. I already have common symptoms of not being able to talk to strangers or being able to speak in front of small groups, and i can't take compliments without feeling uneasy either. but what really truobling me is that at time when I think, i'll have thoughts that contradict themselves. I don't really get it. An instance would be after I was yelled at by my parents after talking back. I would think to myself, that "hey this was all my fault, I'm the worst" but soon after I'd think "wait I'm only saying that so that i feel sorry for myself" and i'm not even sure which way i really feel in the situation. It's like all my thoughts are lies that i'm telling myself. Another weird thing is that no matter how upset I get, or depreesed, it never lasts for more than a day. The last weird problem I have is that the more miserable I'm feeling the happier I try to act in front of people, i don't even do it conciously. So i'd really like to know what all these could possibly be... http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/images/misc/progress.gifI just turned 18 and I've been feeling EXACTLY the same as you. I don't know how to get out of this. And I stress out about it all the time. I've been thinking about just doing counseling to help me deal with it because I'm just getting worse. I've been doing some more dangerous things with taking pills, because I've been having such a hard time sleeping and also with eating since I've had a loss of appetite along with lack of sleep. But, I'm a smart kid and I would never hurt myself. Just took Advils for the migraines I get and one sleeping pill in a certain time frame just so I can finally get some sleep. I really think I'm a step beyond what you are going through actually. Last year I wasn't like this at all.
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    • September 12, 2009
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