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Driving and Social Anxiety

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Hello guys! i suffer from social anxiety and i feel that it gets in the way of accomplishing some of my goals or it just makes it harder. i've been trying to get my drivers licence but i get nervouse when i take the test because i feel like the instructer is judging and i'm just going to make a mistake and fail.The last time i the road test was about was about two years ago when i took a couple of driving classes and did well but, then i attempted to take the road test a couple of times and almost passed but didin't because of a minor mistake because of anxiety. I recently starting talking to someone for help and they prescribed some anxiety medication focus medication to help. I was wondering if anyone had similiar issues driving. thanks!
 
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All I can say and offer is that I have had the same problems getting my license way back. I however do not drive right now for different reasons as I have developed a new phase of my mental illness. But don't give up. I hope the anxiety meds work out. But someday you may be in that frame of mind where everything changes and you may not feel things the same way one day. If that makes sense. That has happened to me with other things. Even being diagnosed with anxiety. :tea:
 
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I managed to get my licence back when I was 19. I got it the first time, but haven't driven since. I was never confident, had trouble focussing on all the road rules, and I couldn't deal with driving with anyone for fear of being judged.
 
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I think you have to accept that the instructor is judging you, that's literally what they're there for but they are only judging your ability to safely operate a car, so stay within the realms of safety and you'll pass. Other than that it's just about blocking everything else out and focusing on the driving and being comfortable in your own ability and knowledge to put it into practice for one driving test. Do that and you're done. I was safe and I passed, you can do the same.
 
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Thank your everyone for the advice and support And advice
 
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