Just doing this introduction thing since it seems to be the traditional initiation process. I have been skimming over this board for about two weeks and thought "What the hell?" and decided to sign up.
I was diagnosed with a Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia about two and a half months ago, but I have been aware of other symptoms of a social phobia since i was a young one (mainly starting around 10).
I had to file for a "leave of absence" due to the severity and numerous amount of panik attacks. So i am just trying to recover and am currently attending therapy and just recently been put back on Zoloft.
One thing that really helps me during a panik attack is strumming on my guitar. This also keeps me occupied for the many hours that i am at home.
I just got his book yesterday called "The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook" by Edmund J. Bourne, PH.D. and it has already helped...just thought i would recommend it.
oh. I am nineteen by the way....and im a male...and Angel is my real name.