Mapúa Institute of Technology envisions its students to engage in cutting-edge, high-impact research, and by aggressively taking on present-day global concerns. Also, the SLHS (School of Languages, Humanities and Social Sciences) creed states that every student’s educability arises from his possession of an intellect that seeks the truth, and a will that pursues what is good. In this research, the team Mighty Bond seeks the truth regarding two of society’s most common social problems, Shyness and Social Anxiety Disorder. The general purpose is to find out what these two are about, how they are triggered, and how to overcome them. The thesis statement states that Shyness and Social Anxiety disorder share many characteristics, yet they differ in symptoms, causes and treatment. Our team will compare and contrast the two to determine their similarities and differences. Many people get nervous or self-conscious on occasion, like when giving a speech or interviewing for a new job. But social anxiety, or social phobia, is more than just shyness or occasional nerves. With social anxiety disorder, the fear of embarrassment is so intense that it causes people to avoid the situations that can trigger it. But no matter how painfully shy they may be they can learn to be comfortable in social situations and reclaim their life. Social anxiety disorder involves intense fear of certain social situations especially those that are unfamiliar or in which you feel you are being watched or evaluated by others. These social situations may be so frightening that people get anxious just by thinking about them or go to great lengths to avoid them. While it may seem like there’s nothing people can do about the symptoms of social anxiety disorder or social phobia, in reality, there are many things that can help. It starts with understanding the problem. Driven by this inquiry, this research intends to help people in different walks of life to know if they are suffering from...
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This research paper is based on a mental health issue called socialanxiety disorder. It is also known as social phobia, an intense fear of becoming extremely anxious and possibly humiliated in social situations, specifically of embarrassing yourself in front of other people.
Socialanxiety disorder is also known as social phobia. It is defined as the fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people. It is the fear and anxiety of being judged and evaluated negatively by other people or behaving in a way that might cause embarrassment or ridicule. This leads to feelings of inadequacy, self-consciousness, and depression. The person with socialanxiety disorder may believe that all eyes are on him at all times. Socialanxiety disorder is the third largest mental health case issue in the world, and it can affect about 15 million people with 36% percent of the people having had symptoms at least ten or more years, and 13 years old being the typical onset (adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/socia/-anxiety-disorder). Michael R Liebowitz, founder of the SocialAnxiety Scale (LSAS-SR), founded in 1982. This scale...
... How SocialAnxiety affects a person’s life
According to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, “thirty-six percent of people with socialanxiety disorder report symptoms for ten or more years before seeking help”. Socialanxiety also known as social phobia is not to be taken lightly. It often affects multiple aspects of a person’s life. This makes it difficult for someone with socialanxiety to have a normal daily pattern. Socialanxiety can affect health, relationships, daily performance, emotions, and behavior.
Socialanxiety can affect a person’s health and form bad habits. A person suffering from socialanxiety may have trouble falling asleep and frequently wake up throughout the night. Thus causing a person to develop insomnia. A lot of the time a person with socialanxiety may have trouble falling asleep due to the stress of an upcoming social event. Having bad sleeping patterns such as these can wear a person’s body down and create serious health problems (Denkmire and Perritano 7). Individuals with social phobia tend to over analyze or over think simple situations which can cause a large amount of stress when done every day. Heart...
A. SocialAnxiety Disorder is a problem we’ve all have faced, it’s the fear of being evaluated by others, with the expectation that such an assessment will be negative and embarrassing.
B. Remember your high school days? The stomach butterflies and the prom night weren’t as easy as they seemed even with the popularity.
C. In the old days socialanxiety disorder wasn’t considered a real psychological disease where some people thought this was a ridiculous diagnosis. “You mean being shy is now a disorder?” until the APA classified the broadly defined “avoidant personality disorder” and “social phobia” as diseases in the 1980. Where the socialanxiety was the third largest mental health disorder after alcoholism was first. Depression was second.
D. We got used in Egypt to understate any psychological disease and blaming the environmental conditions for any failure but actually dealing with such disorders and negative feelings may be the key to any future progress.
II. COUNTER ARGUMENT:
A. Some people may consider socialanxiety disorder as a ridiculous diagnosis and confuse it with simple shyness and anxiety. They say they never met anyone with these symptoms.
B. It may be true that back in the...
Living With SocialAnxiety Disorder
Living with SocialAnxiety Disorder
Socialanxiety disorder, also called social phobia or SAD, is one of the most common psychiatric disorders. (Schneier, 2006) It is an anxiety disorder in which a person has an excessive and unreasonable fear of social situations. Anxiety (intense nervousness) and self-consciousness arise from a fear of being closely watched, judged, and criticized by others. A person with socialanxiety disorder is afraid that he or she will make mistakes, look bad, and be embarrassed or humiliated in front of others. (The Journal of the American Medical Association [JAMA], 1998) The fear may be made worse by a lack of social skills or experience in social situations. The anxiety can build into a panic attack. As a result of the fear, the person endures certain social situations in extreme distress or may avoid them altogether. In addition, people with socialanxiety disorder often suffer "anticipatory" anxiety, the fear of a situation before it even happens, for days or weeks before the event. In many cases, the person is aware that the fear is unreasonable, yet is unable to overcome it. (American Journal of Psychiatry, 1999)...
...MANAGING SOCIALANXIETY DISORDER
1. The concept of fear dated back as far as 400 BC. During this time, Hippocrates, an ancient Greek physician described the overly shy person as “someone who loves darkness as life and thinks every man observes him”. When fear is persistent and exaggerated, it results to tension and stress and consequently, anxiety.
2. The Concise Oxford Dictionary defines anxiety as “a nervous disorder marked by a feeling of uneasiness”. An anxiety disorder involves an excessive or inappropriate state of arousal characterized by feelings of apprehension, uncertainty, or fear. There are seven common types of anxiety disorders. They include generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and phobias. Others are, post-traumatic stress disorder, separation disorder, and socialanxiety disorder (SAD) which is the focus of this paper.
3. The Microsoft Encarta defines SAD as “the fear of being publicly scrutinized and humiliated”. It exceeds normal fear and sometimes leads to excessive social avoidance and substantial social or occupational impairment. The fear may be made worse by a lack of social skills or experience in social situations.
4. The most common type of SAD is the fear of public speaking or performing in front of an...
SocialAnxiety is a worldwide disorder that can affect anyone, no matter what ethnicity or gender they are. Socialanxiety is an intense fear of social situations, especially when you are being judged or watched by others. Such as presentations, being the center of attention, public speaking, making phone calls or eating and drinking in front of others. I chose to study this topic because I find it interesting how certain social situations can cause fear in people. Also, I show some symptoms of having socialanxiety and I wish to learn more about this topic. Socialanxiety disorder is also known as social phobia. It is defined as the fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people. It is the fear and anxiety of being judged and evaluated negatively by other people or behaving in a way that might cause embarrassment or ridicule. This leads to feelings of inadequacy, self-consciousness, and depression. The person with socialanxiety disorder may believe that all eyes are on him/her at all times. Social situations that provoke socialanxiety are eating or drinking in front of others, being the center of attention, public speaking, presentations, talking on the telephone and asking...
Running Head: LIVING WITH SOCIALANXIETYSocialAnxiety Disorder
Louisiana Delta Community College
December 7, 2005
SocialAnxiety Disorder is the world's third largest mental health problem which affects over seven percent of the world's population. SocialAnxiety is the fear and anxiety one has in a social situation, or the feeling of being judged by other people in public. It can be described as a more advanced form of shyness in which someone cannot overcome. If left untreated, socialanxiety can lead to depression and overall avoidance of daily activities. Socialanxiety can control one's life, and it can affect relationships and work habits on a day to day basis. There is not a specific cause known as to why this disorder occurs, since it occurs in different races, ages, and genders.
There are many theories as to what causes socialanxiety; such as the theory that it is due to the chemical imbalance of serotonin in the brain. Another is that it is instilled in a child at an early age by the type of environment that the child is raised in, or a traumatic...
This study examines the relationship between the social networking site, Facebook and its facilitation of communication for individuals with shyness or anxiety issues. Associations between shyness and the length of time spent on Facebook, shyness and the number of online contacts and finally Social Interaction Anxiety Scale (SIAS) scores and the length of time spent on Facebook were explored in this study. Results from a Facebook Use survey completed by 654 undergraduate students indicated a correlation between shyness and fewer Facebook contacts had. Thus suggesting that while Facebook allowed users with high levels of shyness or anxiety to socialise online and away from face-to-face communication, it still requires an individual’s incentive to communication with others to form these online friendships.
Personality, Psychological Traits and the Use of Online Communication via Facebook
The Internet is an international system of online communication which provides users with social networking to facilitate shyness and anxiety, a function which is highly important amongst individuals who otherwise might struggle with face-to-face communication. Although often used interchangeably, shyness and anxiety are related but distinct concepts....