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What is social phobia?

What is social phobia?

Social phobia: Social phobia, also known as social anxiety disorder, is a type of anxiety disorder. In this disorder, people fear they are being judged negatively or scrutinized by others, or that they don't "add up" in the eyes of other people. They may avoid public places or crowds (even small ones) because of the anxiety. It may also manifest as physical symptoms, such as headaches, nausea, or feeling faint. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Phobia (Definition)

An irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a strong desire to avoid it. Such fears can be considered anxiety disorders or symptoms characterized by unnecessary avoidance of a situation out of fear. Avoidance is the hallmark of a phobia. And, avoidance serves as a sort of ...Read more


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Do I have social phobia?

Beyond shyness: Some have unwarranted fears when dealing with or talking with others. The fear is of ridicule, humiliation, and consequent embarrassment. Attempts are often made to avoid interactions - for example offering excuses to get out of socialization (seldom if ever open about the real reasons). Loneliness, inordinate social discomfort, poor self-image, and often addiction can be co-existent. ...Read more

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Need help with Social Phobia?

Need help with Social Phobia?

Behavioral Options: Try CBT w/ Exposure. Social phobia = intense fear of embarrassment + feeling judged by others. Effective behavioral treatment involves facing these fears - even trying 2 embarrass urself deliberately in front of others. U work ur way up 2 more & more challenging situations. A clinical psychologist/anxiety expert can tailor a specific plan 4u. Info: anxietybc.org Watch "Afraid of People" on You ...Read more

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What can I do for my social phobia?

What can I do for my social phobia?

Excellent treatments: There are excellent treatments available depending on severit. Simple social phobia or stage fright or performance anxiety can be treated with cig tube behavior therapy (cbt) involving imagery and extinction or repeated practice. Low dose benzodiazepines or Propranolol is helpfull. Generalized social phobia is better treated with ssri medications with cbt. Visit www.Nimh.Nih.Gov for further info. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i could cure my social phobia?

Can you tell me how i could cure my social phobia?

CBT for some works: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. ...Read more

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Sir i have social phobia problem what should i do?

Therapy: RET or CBT psychotherapy are quite beneficial and your family physician should be advised and he/she can also prescribe medication. ...Read more

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How can I conquer social phobia at 30 yrs old already?

How can I conquer social phobia at 30 yrs old already?

You are young!!!: Get help. See a psychotherapist who works with social phobia and see a psychiatrist. There are medicines that can help! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: social phobia?

What is the definition or description of: social phobia?

Excessive anxiety: Social phobia is a strong fear of being judged by others and of being embarrassed. This fear can be so strong that it gets in the way of going to work or school or doing other everyday things. Most people with social phobia know they shouldn't experience so much anxiety, but they can't control it. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have extreme social phobia?

I need help! How do I know if I have extreme social phobia?

Desensitization: Start regularly socializing with small, and i mean small groups of people you know personally in a variety of social situations, and slowly increase the number of friends. Then, slowly have your friends invite people you may not know personally, just one or two to start with, and increase the numbers of known and unknown people over time. Should the anxiety spike, stick with smaller mixed groups o ...Read more

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If I have social phobia disorder, can I get disability benefits?

If I have social phobia disorder, can I get disability benefits?

Ability to Function?: Social Phobia can be a terribly debilitating condition. It can prevent ppl from participating in all aspects of life, including pleasurable, meaningful ones. Disability benefits R awarded based on a person's ability to function in their job/occupation, so U might qualify. But my hope would be that U get treatment that helps U get the life U dream of. Learn abt effective treatment on anxietybc.org ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why some people suffer with social phobia?

Fear of embarassment: People with social anxiety disorder (sad) have an irrational fear of being watched, judged or evaluated, or of embarrassing or humiliating themselves. The anxiety and discomfort becomes so extreme that it interferes with daily functioning. Sad is one of the most common mental disorders with up to 13% of the general population experiencing symptoms at some point in their life. Treatment helps. ...Read more

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I want to know about my confidence level. How to get relief from social phobia?

I want to know about my confidence level. How to get relief from social phobia?

CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more

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What sssri for social phobia and agoraphobia?

What sssri for social phobia  and agoraphobia?

Meds: Anxiety meds are anxiety meds. It doesn't really matter what type of anxiety we are talking about be at social or any other type. There is no one single medication that is best for anxiety. Finding the medication that's right for the patient is often a Time consuming matter of trial and error. This means finding the right medicationfor the right patient, taken in the right dosage. ...Read more

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What jobs do people with social phobia do? Are thye developers?

All kinds of jobs: People with social phobias do all types of jobs. Sometimes their work is difficult for them because of the phobia and other times they overcome the fear. I am sure that there are developers who suffer from social phobia. ...Read more

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What's the best way to deal with social phobia & public speaking?

What's the best way to deal with social phobia & public speaking?

Face your fear: Learn skills to manage the physical discomfort you get when thinking about speaking or being in social situations. Work with a therapist to build these skills. Learn skills to speak in public, practice often, practice in front of a video camera and watch it to learn how to improve your presence. Join toastmasters to help with this. Speak in front of a trusted friend or two who will be supportive. ...Read more

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How can I overcome social phobia? It's affecting my life so much.

How can I overcome social phobia? It's affecting my life so much.

Social Phobia: Social phobia is a treatable situation. Many people do very well w/help from a clinical psychologist who not only does talk therapy but who teaches the person skills to deal w/anxiety, e.g., meditation, breathing techniques, self-hypnosis and the like. Your biochemistry may make you a strong responder to life. W/different thought patterns the same physical response can move from fear to wonder. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Social Phobia (Definition)

Social phobia is a strong fear of being judged by others and of being embarrassed. This fear can be so strong that it gets in the way of going to work or school or doing other everyday things. Most people with social phobia know they shouldn't experience so much anxiety, but ...Read more