After the mostly great advice I got in my relationship thread last week, I thought I would see what happens with this one. It's another personal problem. Seems I'm full of them lately I'm pretty sure I'm suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder. I've had this problem for a few years now, but it has become progressively worse. I didn't actually realize what it was called until a few nights ago, I'm watching TV and I see a Zoloft commerical. In the commercial they outlined a few symptoms of S.A.D. and I have every one of them! It's almost like an excessive nervousness that comes over me when I'm in the public eye or any kind of situation where I'm being watched. Since I work with the public, It's coming to the point where it may actually start to interfere with my job. Here's a few examples of things that affect me: 1) walking into a bar or restaurant. I feel like all eyes are on me, and I can actually feel myself start to tremble abit. Usually I will duck into the bathroom, and find my way to the table a few minutes after everyone else. I know, it sounds stupid. 2) Carrying something. For example, when I go to the movies, I can't actually carry a popcorn or drink back to my seat without spilling it (agian the nervous shaking). My girlfriend usually has to carry it, after a bit of persuasion. 3) doing something while being watched. Sometimes at work, I will be processing a sale, and if the customer is watching me closely , I can become nervous to the point where my hand is shaking when I try to swipe their debit card. Really embarrasing! 4) any type of nervous situtaion, like a confrontation with an angry customer, will make me 10x more nervous than I should be. I'm going to see a doctor, next week, but I thought I would see if anyone here has ever heard of this or even had anything remotely close to this?