What is name for this disease? brain works poorly when in public place

  1. A person in his early 20s becomes mentally very passive, his brains doesn't really work, when he is in a public place such as a university lecture hall. The topic which is an easy task when he is alone becomes a mammoth task when surrounded by others. Could you please help me to identify this condition?
  2. jcsd
  3. lisab

    Staff: Mentor

    Tourette's Syndrome?

    Edit: No, nevermind.
  4. Social anxiety, perhaps?
  5. Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)?
  6. Monique

    Monique 4,699
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

  7. Dadface

    Dadface 2,081
    Gold Member

    Social phobia/social anxiety.
  8. Enochiophobia or Ochlophobia
  9. Most all of these suggestions are possible explanations, but when a previously normal young person begins to develop these kinds of symptoms, one should be alert to possible early signs of schizophrenia. I'm not making a diagnosis here. These symptoms are consistent with many less serious conditions. However, a thorough evaluation by qualified professionals is certainly warranted.

  10. Evo

    Staff: Mentor

    You haven't provided any specific symptoms, but even if you had, we cannot provide a diagnosis. Your friend needs to see a doctor if they are concerned.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share a link to this question via email, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?