General Purpose: To inform my audience of the symptoms of Social Anxiety, its causes and treatment. Specific Purpose: To help my audience understand symptoms of Social Anxiety so they can recognize if they suffer from it and to inform them of the treatments out there Introduction:
Attention Getter: If you have or had Social Anxiety you’re not alone. Social anxiety disorder is the second most common type of anxiety disorder. According to ADAA (Anxiety and Depression Association of America) “About 15 million American adults have social anxiety disorder”
When I was a kid, I was fat and other kids usually picked on me and I formed a social anxiety where I found it really hard to talk to people I have researched on the internet and also used the College of DuPage library to gather my resources
Preview: Having Social Anxiety can mess with your daily life, you don’t feel like talking to anyone, going to school, working on group projects and public speaking and speeches is a big no-no. There are three points of Social Anxiety that I would like to discuss today. Symptoms
Symptoms: When in social gatherings people who suffer from Social Anxiety face multiple symptoms, these can be broken down to two categories physical symptoms, mental state of mind and reaction. Physical: In the physical aspect the individual experiences shaking, sweating, the body temperature rises, fast heartbeat and heavy breathing Mind: On the other hand the mind will switch to anxious thinking and the person will start to wonder what others might be thinking or that he or she’s being judged. Reaction: So as a result you avoid eye contact and you try to avoid people so you don’t have to talk or express your opinion. The Social Anxiety Disorder is developed over time before these symptoms start to show.
Causes: While there isn’t one definite cause for Social Anxiety there...
...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...
...Blushing and Physiological Arousability in Social Phobia
This paper will provide a critique of the article titled "Blushing and Physiological Arousability in Social Phobia," (Gerlach et al., 2001) located in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology (Vol. 110, No. 2). Blushing is defined as: "to become red in the face especially from shame or embarrassment. " It is believed that blushing involves physiological, behavioral, and cognitive factors which react with one another. The actual cause of one blushing is physiological; the amount of blood in one's face increases causing the amplification of a red hue in the blush region. The blush region is defined to be the face, forehead, ears, neck, and sometimes the upper part of the chest. The DSM-IV defines social phobia as marked and persistent fear of social or performance situations in which embarrassment may occur. Since blushing occurs when one is embarrassed, the researchers hoped to find a link between blushing and the reasons of in social phobic persons.
The researches hypothesized that persons with social phobia who complain of blushing would show more blushing as opposed to those who are social phobic without complaints of blushing or the controls. The researches came to this hypothesis because it is believed that if one is aware of their uncontrollable blushing, they have an increased...
Approximately 13.3 percent of the population experiences a form of social phobia at some point in their lives. Social phobia is any fear associated with situations that you are subject to criticism by others. Eating, public speaking, or even walking in a public place can be devastating and bring on such reactions as headaches or stomachaches to more severe symptoms of panic attacks and dysphoria. Although adolescent girls are expected to show more withdrawn behavior than adolescent boys, social phobia shows an even distribution between genders. With an onset of early adolescents in most cases, the condition can carry on through the subject’s adult lifespan if not discovered and treated early on.
Speculated to be most likely genetically transmitted, the cause of social phobia is not yet known for certain. Although considered to have an onset in early teenage years, signs of it have been known to appear in ages as early as eight years old. Social phobia in children and adolescents tends to show similar symptoms to that found in Socially phobic adults. Anything that may be perceived as humiliating or embarrassing, including: fear of speaking, eating or writing in public, going to parties, using public restrooms, and speaking to authority figures, playing games with children or joining in at recess may be feared by a social phobic. Many report...
Mental Health - FAM1134
Professor Karen White-Jones
November 26, 2013
A vast majority of the population might feel nervous or worried in social situations like speaking in front of a crowd or any type of interview. Some symptoms they might have would be a fast heartbeat, break out into a cold sweat or even faint because they are so nervous. In turn, a person may havesocialanxiety disorder (SAD), previously known as social phobia, if the nervousness affects the workplace, schoolwork or personal relationships (SocialAnxiety Disorder, 2009). People affected with SAD have to constantly think about working conditions, social environments, personal health practices and coping skills as well as other things. This disorder can keep a person from doing the things that they really want to do and it can disrupt their daily activities in a very negative way.
Description of Mental Illness
Socialanxiety disorder is one of the most common anxiety disorders; however, most people do not seek help for it. Socialanxiety disorder is a mental disorder that can affect all ages. People that have socialanxiety disorder will feel very uncomfortable in social situations and nervous about doing or...
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...
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RUNNING HEAD: SOCIALANXIETY DISORDER RESEARCH PROPOSAL
SocialAnxiety Disorder Research Proposal May 16, 2011
Socialanxiety disorder is an illness in which those affected are excessively self-conscious and overwhelmingly anxious in everyday social situations. According to American Psychiatric Association (2000, p. 456), the diagnostic criteria for socialanxiety disorder is defined as a "marked and persistent fear of one or more social or performance situations in which the person is exposed to unfamiliar people or possible scrutiny by others." This topic has been widely researched and published on the Internet. Currently, socialanxiety disorder is the third largest mental health care problem and the largest of all anxiety disorders, (Richards, 2011). It takes a significant amount of work using various treatment methods, but it is possible to overcome this disorder. Through research, I am hoping to discover what the most effective treatment method is for socialanxiety disorder.
SocialAnxiety Disorder Research Proposal
Socialanxiety disorder can disrupt or even significantly impacting a person's...
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...
Have you ever been in a room full of people and you feel fearful of speaking to others. Do you fear everyone is watching you, and that no one is going to talk to you? When you have this fear does your heart race, your throat get extremely dry, and do your hands become clammy. Rather you have, or you have not, then the following information will be beneficial.
Many people suffer from a disorder calledsocialanxiety. SocialAnxiety is described as living in fear of other people scrutinizing your public image and performance, (J. Chin, 1998). When a person experiences socialAnxiety they may deal with levels of anxiety that are excessive. This means that it may produce significant damage of suffering in the family, social and professional structure of their life, (J. Chin, 1998). There are three subcategories of socialanxiety disorder. They are: (1) generalized, (2) public speaking and (3) non-generalized.
Generalized SocialAnxiety disorder involves people who fear a multitude of situations in a social environment. Public Speaking SocialAnxiety deals with people are paralyzed with a fear of speaking in public or large groups of people, (J. Chin, 1998). The last disorder is...