Hey all I am looking for some suggestions on dealing with social anxiety in the workplace has any one told their employer or coworkers. I have social anxiety and OCD but due to some great therapy I have been medication free for five years. That said I am a new daddy and all the old triggers and obsessions are begging to rear their ugly heads.
Most noticeably when I am in meetings I get very nervous and become very toung tied and awkward. I also obsesses that I am making other people feel awkward/uncomfortable.
My latest obsessions are about weather female coworkers think I looked at them inappropriately and are nervous around me.... when those obsessions begin to happen I get panic attacks and lose focus on the topic and stress for the rest of the meeting and for sometime after that I am making people uncomfortable...
Any suggestions that you may have on informing coworkers and employers about social phobia and ocd along with how to cope in the work place would be greatly appreciated.