I always thought social anxiety was just like a branch of general anxiety disorder, but reading a bit on this forum made wonder: is social anxiety an acutal, seperate disorder? If so, how do social anxiety and other types of anxiety disorders differ?
Also, a couple of months ago I had a psychiatrist appointment to address my significant/dehabilitating anxiety. But, ironically, my anxiety prevented me from communicating a lot of important detail. The appointment was so awkward for me that I couldn't help it. Anyways, back to the point: I ended up being, I believe, diagnosed with either general anxiety disorder or just unspecific anxiety and was prescribed 50mg Zoloft (I'm 16.) My question behind all of the rambling: if social anxiety is a truly seperated disorder, could that be why the Zoloft is ineffective.
The psychiatrist suggests increasing the dosage, but I want to make sure I'm taking the right medication in the first place. I've never personally loved the idea of meds to solve my problems, my feel very strongly that what I have is social anxiety. It's destorying me.
Haha, sorry for the excessive explaining - I have trouble getting to the point