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Greetings Emily LB – First – please DON’T consider this a a “disorder.” It’s a difficulty with social situations that is typical of folks with ADD or on the Spectrum. Effective strategies can be LEARNED! Second – Find a coach! Find a DBT therapist, explore EMDR and other “alternative” methods to reduce the natural anxiety you experience when you don’t feel confident. We all experience anxiety when we do things we aren’t good at. This is Natural, it’s not a disorder! Get a coach. Practice in “safe” environments (maybe family or closer friends who can tell you when you’re doing well, and when you’re not.) Perhaps there’s a social group in your area that can help. If you’re anywhere near North Carolina look me up! This can be learned and practiced. Be Ready, Be Prepared and Be Brave enough to give your new behaviors a try!