I have been having issues with eye contact for a long time. Is this related to depression? Has anybody had this problem and have you found help with antidepressants? Thanks.
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replied August 25th, 2009
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Difficulties with maintaining a proper eye contact, that is an impaired social skill, along with social withdrawal, excessive dependency, social inhibition, puts one at the risk for developing depression.
Depressed people tend to avoid eye contact, seldom smile or laugh, slouch, ask few question, seek reassurance from others and complain.
Inability for proper eye contact can be symptom of social anxiety disorder, too.
Cognitive behavioral therapy should be helpful in your case.

Best wishes!
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replied January 10th, 2010
when you say you have been having issues with eye contact can you explain in more details what those struggles and difficulties exactly are???
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replied February 25th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
This is due to personality trait. Psychotherapy sessions and psychoeducation are needed to overcome this problem.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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