SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER
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This research paper is based on a mental health issue called social anxiety 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.
Social anxiety 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 social anxiety disorder may believe that all eyes are on him at all times. Social anxiety 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 Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS-SR), founded in 1982. This scale measures and assess the way that social phobia plays a role in your life across a variety of situations. Asp.cumc.columbia.edu/SAD/. There are many different perceptions about people with social anxiety. People who do have it are often seen by others as just being shy, aloof, constrained, unfriendly, uneasy, quiet, or indifferent. The people who are afflicted with social anxiety may be clouded by these perceptions as well, so they may fail to seek treatment. Because the problem is generally unheard of, they may think that they are the only ones who suffer from it. People who do seek treatment are misdiagnosed 90% of the time, often labeled as "personality disorder", "manic depressive", or "schizophrenic", among other things. This is because social...
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 situation which...
... 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...
...According to Abnormal psychology (14th ed.) the definition of Social Phobia is “the fear of situations in which a person might be exposed to the scrutiny of others and fear of acting in a humiliating or embarrassing way”. Social Phobia is one of the most common individual DSM-IV Disorders (Butcher). Although social phobia does not usually manifest itself until the teenage years or early adulthood, it can be brought on by many different factors in early childhood, like being bullied or based on genetic or learned behaviors from parents. They are also some different variation of social phobia; there is generalized social phobia, social phobia with agoraphobia, social phobia with or without panic attacks and also Japanese disorders similar to it called Taijin kyofusho. All these variations of social phobia come with different effects on people and caused by different factors. Social Phobia causes people to worry that other people are looking at you and noticing what you are doing, dislike being introduced to other people, find it hard to go into shops or restaurants, worry about eating or drinking in public, feel embarrassed about undressing in public, so you can't face going to the beach, can't be assertive with other people, even when you know you need to. Although these traits can simply just characterizes shyness in people. There are different...
22 March 2014
With awareness of different mental and psychologically disorders on the rise, one in particular caught my eye. Socialanxiety disorder has always intrigued me due to its close relationship to shyness and has sparked many different questions pertaining to how this disorder differs from just being shy. For my research paper, I would like to explore how this disorder’s symptoms are different from being shy as well as explore why people with socialanxiety exhibit these symptoms. In exploring why people exhibit symptoms, I hope to find different studies that show how socialanxiety disorder affects the brain and how people with the disorder’s brains differ from people who do not suffer from it. Along with this, I would also like to be able to thoroughly explain how the disorder affects the daily lives of sufferers and when symptoms of the disorder begin as well as how to recognize that these symptoms correlate to having socialanxiety disorder. For my research paper, I would like to explain different treatments for the disorder and figure their effectiveness as well as why they are effective. I will also examining the correlation between socialanxiety and many other different mental or psychological disorders and determining if...
...Writing Assignment: Social Phobia
Social phobia, also known as socialanxiety disorder, is a psychiatric disorder characterized by anxiety about being in public or social gatherings. People with social phobia have an intense fear of being judged by others and of doing something that will humiliate or embarrass them. They become extremely self conscious and anxious during everydaysocial situations, which makes it difficult to make and maintain healthy relationships. Although this disorder sounds similar to being shy, people who suffer from social phobia have physical reactions such as nausea, sweating, and dizziness when put in social situations. Shy people tend to feel uncomfortable in the same situations, but are able to handle them without any physical reactions.
Social phobia is the most common anxiety disorder in the United States, with approximately fifteen million American’s affected by it each year. According to the A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia, “It can be limited to one situation (such as talking to people, eating or drinking, or writing on a blackboard in front of others). Or, it may be so broad (such as in generalized social phobia) that the person experiences anxiety around almost everyone other than family members”. This disorder can occur at anytime or...
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)...
...Ankit has been experiencing marked levels of fear when entering a variety of social situations. Since he moved to university he has encompassed a new demand to socialise beyond the classroom. For example, Ankits flat mates will often drink in the kitchen and on weekends go to parties, whereas Ankit doesn’t enjoy parties and refrains from using alcohol and drugs. Consequently, Ankit feels embarrassed and when he does encounter these situations. He experiences physical symptoms such as sweating and dry mouth. Due to this Ankit avoids his flat mates as much as possible and only uses the kitchen when they are not there.
During lectures students are encouraged to participate and the lecturer will often call on students to do so. The thought of speaking in front of his peers provokes intense fear and symptoms of anxiety. For instance, Ankit sits at the back of the lecture theatre to avoid being noticed. The thought of being called on and having to speak in front of his peers creates experiences of anxiety such as sweating, heart pounding and muscle tension. Throughout the lecture he is preoccupied by the anxiety and afterwards will evaluate whether people noticed that he was anxious.
During conversations Ankit reports that his mouth becomes dry and his voice shakes. He becomes occupied with thoughts such as; “do I sound stupid?”, “They can see me sweating, they know I am anxious”. After experiencing a...