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Communication shutdown



New member
Oct 4, 2018
Hi all.

This is my first post on here, it could just as easily have been put under the depression forum, for the last 3 months I have literally shutdown completely on a social level (not intentionally) and I am finding it near impossible to be around others. I know it sounds irrational even stating this but it's like I'm continuing a self-fulfilling prophecy when it comes to socialising as whilst with others I have nothing to say, which is scary as I've always been incredibly socially extroverted previously, I can't pinpoint exact thoughts that enter my mind during social interactions and have no physical symptoms other than the urge for someone else to take the conversation over.

I have been isolating myself as much as possible and can imagine that I'd be content to never see/talk to anyone ever again (dramatic statement I know).

Anyway, I'm really hoping to find at least just one other person who may have experienced something similar socially (particularly if it's a new occurrence and they don't exhibit the 'typical physical sensations of anxiety either).

Thanks for reading. I love that everyone in here is so supportive and responsive to people's posts.


Feb 18, 2018

i presume, you're at uni or have moved away from your home town; perhaps? i'm feeling particularly lonely right now. all's i have for company is my parents and my mothers' dog. everyone seems to have great lives with wives, children, great jobs, new cars and homes and everything i thought i would have as a child. to no such avail? sometimes i wonder what i've gotten wrong? answers on a postcard please as i was just a young adult when i was diagnosed with mental health. btw = i'm 38, and going nowhere. so no spring chicken. maybe someone's going to answer my prayers. :cry2: