what just happened

So I am having a test in one of my classes on Monday. My teacher was nice enouph to have a study session tonight to help prepare for it. So far not to bad. There was a total of 75 to 100 students there.  My teacher came in the room and explained how the session was going to work. There was going to be 2 parts.  The first part was the students were going to divide themselves up into groups og 6 to 8 people. This is where it went bad.  In this situations, I usually wait until someone asks me for me to be in their groups. Sometimes, rarely though, I go up to someone and ask.  For some reason, neither of the 2 happened.  I didn't know what to do, so I grabbed my stuff and left.  Thank God I was sitting in the back so it wasn't that noticeable. This is the first time that I remember leaving a situation like this.  I don't know if I should go see a psychiatrist or what.  Will it get worse or was this one of those time? I don't know what to do or who to talk to.

Replies

catydid
catydid

Hi Mas5707... Sounds to me like you may have a problem with social anxiety disorder. If you didn\'t it would be more likely that you\'d just form your own group instead of feeling like you needed to be asked or to join someone else\'s group.

Social anxiety often stems from an imbalance in brain chemistry and can be treated with medication, which a psychiatrist could help you with. It might also be treatable with amino acid therapy. If you want to try amino acids, get a copy of \"The Mood Cure\" by Julia Ross and take her self diagnostic test to figure out which ones to try.

I have stage fright, which is related to social anxiety and take medication for it. It is really great to be able to get up and make music without being afraid. I can just focus on the music, not on dealing with nerves. The same medication is also is used for social anxiety.

But I also know that amino acids therapy can be highly effective. When I take tyrosine (instead of drinking caffeine), I not only have more energy, I can focus better and feel more sociable, too.

Good luck!