I feel really uncomfortable around other people

When I'm in large crowds I get angry and I just can't deal with people. I don't really like other people (I prefer animals) they make me nervous and scared.

I lay awake at night thinking and having conversations in my head and i almost always end up making myself feel terrible and crying, I have more conversions in my head than I do with actual people.

I don't know what's wrong with me and why I feel this way. What should I do?

Philippe Bower
Philippe Bower
Healing with Philippe

First, there is nothing wrong with you. These feelings you are sharing are perfectly normal responses to anxiety-inducing moments in life. As a Clinical Anxiety treatment professional, I would recommend learning some basic coping skills such as deep breathing and grounding techniques. These coping skills can often give you a moment to focus within and use more advanced skills. 

Racing thoughts and rumination (thinking about the past) can be exhausting, especially when affecting our sleep. Some of my clients have found it useful in their treatment to have a journal next to their bed. Within this journal, they would write down some of the thoughts going through their mind. Other things clients have practiced is sleep hygiene, mindfulness practices, and exercise. 

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

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