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

  1. Nov 15, 2010 #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?
     
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  3. Nov 15, 2010 #2

    lisab

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    Tourette's Syndrome?

    Edit: No, nevermind.
     
  4. Nov 15, 2010 #3
    Social anxiety, perhaps?
     
  5. Nov 15, 2010 #4
    Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)?
     
  6. Nov 15, 2010 #5

    Monique

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    Agoraphobia?
     
  7. Nov 15, 2010 #6
    Social phobia/social anxiety.
     
  8. Nov 15, 2010 #7
    Enochiophobia or Ochlophobia
     
  9. Nov 15, 2010 #8
    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.

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  10. Nov 15, 2010 #9

    Evo

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    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.
     
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