Social anxiety is basically a social phobia in which a person has fear of society, social gatherings, different people, social situations and events. It is thought be abnormal functioning of brain. Genetic factors also transmit this disorder to another generations. Social Anxiety takes place by the fear of watching closely. judged and evaluated by others. People with social anxiety are afraid that they will make mistakes, look bad or criticized by society. Social Anxiety have negative aspects on daily routine. To be an introvert is something else but having unreasonable fear of society is called Social Anxiety Disorder.
What Causes Social Anxiety Disorder?
Social Anxiety may be result of some
- Past Experiences,
- Traumatic Incidents
- Inferiority Complex
- Distorted Thoughts
- False Believes
- Neglected By Peers
- Genetic Factors
Symptoms Of Social Anxiety Disorder
People who experiences such symptoms may suffer from social anxiety disorder
- Avoidance to society.
- Unreasonable fear to walk, talk, eat or drink in public.
- Pounding Heart.
- Upset Stomach.
- Unreasonable Embarrassment.
What Things Make People With Social Anxiety Frightened?
Things people with social anxiety disorder may afraid of doing or never wanted to do. They get uncomfortable, highly irritated, annoyed, frightened and scared by
- Giving Presentations.
- Talking In Public.
- Eating Or Drinking In-front Of Others.
- Working Or Writing In Public.
- Interacting With People.
- Attending Parties Or Social Gatherings.
How Common Is Social Anxiety Disorder?
Social Anxiety Disorder is the second most anxiety disorder, it can occur at any period of age but studies found it most common in adolescence. It is intense nervousness and self-consciousness which usually found in adults. It is more common in women than men.
Women are sensitive and they usually panic going through situations they start to make false assumptions and stick to them. Anticipatory Anxiety is also common in females more than males.
How Can Social Anxiety Disorder Treated?
Social Anxiety can be treated through many ways, the treatment may require time but disorder can be alleviated.
Medicated Drugs like anti-depressants, pain killers and other medicines are prescribed by psychiatrists for the alleviation of social anxiety disorder.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Psychologists apply cognitive behavior therapy to treat social phobia, which includes to encourage the patient to attend social gatherings, to speak confidently in public, to feel comfortable while eating or drinking in-front of others.
Participation In Social Affairs
Person with this disorder may help himself by recognizing his fears there reasons and to overcome them by force. Participating in social matters may relieve the social phobia.
Practice To Speak In-front Of Mirror
This is the most productive way to help your self to get out of social phobia. Try to practice speaking confidently in mirror just for half an hour it will give you the courage to talk confidently in-front of other people. Practice it again and again for better results.
Such simple techniques may eradicate social anxiety and its side effects which have done harm to your social life. The more you practice these anti-anxiety methods the more better results you may experience.