Now I Know What Was Wrong With Me
I never knew what was wrong with me as a child, I just could not speak in public especially when in school. My mind just went blank, until recently I thought it was just my normal social anxiety. Ends up, there is actually a name for this and I was not alone with this problem. It is a anxiety disorder, my teachers and my parents just pushed off my not being able to talk in school and public as being extra shy. That is what I heard for all my problems growing up as a child, when it came to not doing well in school I was told i was not applying myself to work up to my potential. The true reason for my poor grades in school, I could not stand up in front of the class and do assignments or even talk in class from my desk.
What is Selective Mutism In Children
This very strange anxiety disorder prevents children from being able to talk in selective places, most often it happens in social settings such as school or public places. I rarely talked when in school, nope not even by the time I was in junior high or high school did I talk much in school. Of course this prevents you from making any friends, actually by the time you are in junior high the other students just think your a snob. Needless to say I really hated going to school, by high school I would be absent more then present. I would skip out sometimes for an entire week, spend my time in the woodlots near my home until it was time for school to be out. My parents both worked , so neither of them had any idea what I was doing instead of being in school.
Living With Selective Mutism
Even though my condition has improved dramatically since my school days, I still do not talk all that much when I am in public settings. When I do need to talk, I talk with a very soft spoken voice. Most of the time people can not even hear what I am trying to say to them, my natural supplement has helped me with this a great deal. Since taking my supplement I am more relaxed then ever before when I go out in public settings, this supplement has helped many people especially children. So if you have a child with this disorder, this would be a good product for you to try.
Common Myths About Selective Mutism In Children
Even though very few people are aware this disorder is actually a medical problem, there are many myths about this which are so untrue and unfair to the children experiencing this problem. We do not choose to have the fears we do in our lives, they come from inside of us naturally. I have shared a link for anyone interested in learning more about this disorder, this article is primarily on the myths of this disorder people believe even some medical professionals need to read this article.
Sadly the medical world has not real treatment for this disorder any more then they do for social anxiety, this disorder is a social anxiety disorder. The only medication they prescribe which has not been very effective is Prozac, this medication did nothing for me. What has given me the most improvement is my supplement and my diet, here is the link for my supplement again just in case you are considering this as an option.
As for my diet, my diet consists of the following
Grass Fed Meats
Gluten-Free Products (Limit To Moderate Consumption )
Almond Milk (Silk)
Rice & Corn Based Products
No Processed Foods
I highly recommend you only eat grains once in a great while if at all, if you do eat any grains be sure they are gluten-free. See even gluten-free grains are triggers for your anxiety when you have anxiety issues, I am good as long as I watch how much gluten-free grains I consume, i can not consume them regularly or I can feel my anxiety symptoms becoming more severe. I hope these resources are very helpful for anyone with this disorder, I am sure there are many people out there with this disorder and do not even know it.