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Hey Guys.
So My doctor refuses to give me any medication due to me being young. I totally disagree with this, I think that I do medication, I know I'm not a professional, but this doctor does behave very professionally either. I once cried in their office because my parents split up and he laughed and pointed to the tissues. A year passed, and I went back to see if their was any medication or treatment options for me, he said 'yes, stop being so self conscious, nobodies looking at you'. As a person who has suffered from this disorder for the majority of my short life, I feel like theres no way out because each time I feel like I'm getting better, everything comes crashing down again so easily. I think deep down, the main reason I want medication s to know that somebody out there has my back, that somebody cared and understood enough to give me some medication to help push my out of this hole, because right now I feel like nobody gives a damn that I'm scared to leave my own house, that I'm scared to walk around the halls at school, that I'm scared to eat in front of people, make eye conatct with people or even speak to people. I'm loosing friends and happiness to this disorder, and as time goes by I try to fight back, but each attempt seems to make it worse, and I seem to be falling further and further into the hole of social anxiety. Please, any advice? what do you make of it?
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Why not just see another doctor?
 

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The past 2 years I've had 3 family councillors, the school councillor, my own therapist, a specialist and a General practioner.Im sorry I wasn't very clear, my GP told me to stop being self conscious and my specialist laughed at me.My therapist and the school councillor have helped alot, buts mostly just breathing excerises and techniques.
 

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I'm sorry you're not being taken seriously just because you're young. It's great that you're seeking help and trying to work on this while you're young, I know if I had started earlier things would be better off. I know it's extremely tough with school and it's hard to believe this, but things will get better. Don't give up on working on this, you just need the right help and the counselors you've seen sound pretty horrible, it is not your fault at all. Would you be able to see a psychiatrist?
 

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I'm sorry for what you have experienced, especially that it has happened multiple times from different people. It's time you find a good doctor that has your interests at heart and cares about finding a solution for you. It may take some time and some visits, but I hope you find the right one.
 
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You need to switch general practitioners and look for a new pdoc. Their treatment towards you is ridiculous and unprofessional. Especially because docs usually don't mind at all passing out SSRI's like candy.
 

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Thank you all for being so supportive, and I'm sorry this post isn't very clear because I wrote it very early in the morning when I was half asleep! Yes when I said specialist I was actually referring to a psychiatrist and he was the one that laughed at me when I cried, and no my therapist (psychologist) and school psychologist are actually very helpful, my sessions with them are just mostly about managing stress with breathing excerises, meditation and I go so I can vent and get comfort. I've had anxiety for the majority of my life and I've never received medication for it, I have friends that have extremely mild anxiety/stress and they still take medication, so your right when you say that GP's hand SSRI's out like they are candy. I will get my mum to arrange another appointment at the GP's, I will see a different GP but should I go to the same place?
 
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