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  • Social Anxiety Disorder

    Disease Defination: Social anxiety disorder is an anxiety disorder in which a person has an excessive and unreasonable fear of social situations. Intense nervousness and self-consciousness arise from a fear of being closely watched, judged, and criticized by others. Social anxiety disorder also called social phobia. People with social anxiety disorder suffer from distorted thinking, including false beliefs about social situations and the negative opinions of others. Without treatment, social anxiety disorder can negatively interfere with the person's normal daily routine, including school, work, social activities and relationships etc...

  • Social Anxiety Disorder

    Disease Symptoms: Intense anxiety in social situations, Avoidance of social situations and anxiety (including confusion), pounding heart, sweating, shaking, blushing, muscle tension, upset stomach, and diarrhea. Children with this disorder may express their anxiety by crying, clinging to a parent, or throwing a tantrum.
    Disease Treatment:
    Physical Treatment: Challenge negative thoughts, learn to control your breath, Face your fears and Build better relationships and Change your lifestyle.
    Medication: Beta blockers – Beta blockers are used for relieving performance anxiety. They work by blocking the flow of adrenaline that occurs when you’re anxious. While beta blockers don’t affect the emotional symptoms of anxiety, they can control physical symptoms such as shaking hands or voice, sweating, and rapid heartbeat. Antidepressants – Antidepressants can be helpful when social anxiety disorder is severe and debilitating. Three specific antidepressants—Paxil, Effexor, and Zoloft—have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of social phobia. Benzodiazepines – Benzodiazepines are fast-acting anti-anxiety medications. However, they are sedating and addictive, so they are typically prescribed only when other medications for social phobia have not worked.

  • Social Anxiety Disorder

    Statistics:
    Social anxiety disorder (social phobia) is the most common anxiety disorder: 12% of the American adults had social anxiety disorder at least once in their life. Different studies find that the age of onset is between 12 and 16.6. Getting social anxiety disorder after the age of 25 is rare. Social phobics have a lower quality of life compared to the normal population. 22.3% of the social phobics get financial disability or welfare, compared to 10.6% of the normal population. Social anxiety disorder (social phobia) is the most common anxiety disorder: 12% of the American adults had social anxiety disorder at least once in their life. Different studies find that the age of onset is between 12 and 16.6. Getting social anxiety disorder after the age of 25 is rare. Social phobics have a lower quality of life compared to the normal population. 22.3% of the social phobics get financial disability or welfare, compared to 10.6% of the normal population. Interesting social anxiety disorder facts – men vs. women. More women than men have been affected by social anxiety disorder: between 1.5 and 2.2 times more. More men than women seek help for social phobia, probably because of gender roles and social expectations. In the past 12 months around 88% of the people with social anxiety disorder had at least one other mental disorder. Different studies show that between 69% and 92% of the adults with social phobia suffer at least one other mental disorder in their lifetime.

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