So after being diagnosed by my doctor a few weeks ago for social anxiety I've been doing some research on my own. I've discovered that SA, depression, and ADHD might all be related to each other. I believe that for me at least, these aren't all separate disorders, but one has led to another. Just recently I have found out that I have severe ADHD. I had no idea, I thought everyone was just like me. In my childhood I was never socially anxious or depressed but now looking back I can see that I was very ADHD. I had problems focusing in school, talking to people, easily distracted, etc.. all common symptoms of ADHD. When I got to high school I can see how being ADHD led me to become more socially anxious over time. Now after being socially anxious for so long and not being able to make friends easily, communicate effectively, and never feel relaxed in any type of social situation has led to a depressed state.
I think the real problem may be from my ADHD. After taking this test ---> http://www.oneaddplace.com/adhd-test.php
and scoring very high I'm pretty convinced that this is where it may have all started. I would encourage all of you to do the same and tell me what you found out.
Another thing I found out, is that people with ADHD are more likely to have allergies to certain types of foods. These allergies may cause anxiety, depression, nervousness etc.. the thing is, you don't even know you have an allergy to these foods because the symptoms may not start until a few days after you have already consumed them, so you might think that these feelings of anxiety and depression are just normal, you wouldn't even think they were from some kind of food allergy.
I'm now pretty sure that these disorders are all related, and one has led to another. I'm going back to see my doctor and I'm going to ask him about it. What do you guys think? Please let me know if you think you have ADHD, take that test in the link above and let me know what you find out.