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RUNNING HEAD: SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER RESEARCH PROPOSAL
Social Anxiety Disorder Research Proposal May 16, 2011
Social anxiety 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 social anxiety 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, social anxiety 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 social anxiety disorder.
Social Anxiety Disorder Research Proposal
Social anxiety disorder can disrupt or even significantly impacting a person's day-to-day life if not treated. Anxiety disorders are inherited through genetics and may develop from risk factors, including brain chemistry and personality, (ADAA, 2010). The first step in narrowing my research topic is to determine a Focusing Question, (Ballenger, 2009, p. 53). Though I find the topic of social anxiety disorder interesting, my initial research indicates there are a number of treatment methods available such as therapy, medication, or complementary and alternative treatments (ADAA, 2010). As to which method is the most effective is what interests me the most. The focusing question I have selected is "what treatment method is the most effective for social anxiety disorder?" I will continue to research each method of treatment in answering my focusing...
...SocialAnxietyDisorderSocialanxietydisorder (SAD) refers to a condition where a person feels intensely anxious about everyday life public interactions (Antony & Rowa, 2008). People with this disorder understand that they have excessive fear towards public confrontations, but are unable to overcome it. People suffering from SAD feel that other people are watching their actions and judging them negatively. To avoid feeling insecure and uncomfortable, these people prefer reaming indoors or with their family members. As people suffering from SAD try to avoid social situations, they find themselves lonely. Socialanxiety will make difficult for people to date and will limit their career opportunities. Socialanxiety is a common disorder and affects 7% to 14% of people during a certain time in their lives (Soravia, 2005). First, I will discuss the causes and symptoms of SAD. Secondly, I will take a closer look at common anxiety-causing situations, and thirdly, I will point out some possible remedies to this disorder.
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. Socialanxietydisorder 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 socialanxietydisorder 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,...
Running Head: LIVING WITH SOCIALANXIETYSocialAnxietyDisorder
Louisiana Delta Community College
December 7, 2005
SocialAnxietyDisorder 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...
...Research Paper: AnxietyDisorders
AnxietyDisorders are characterized by many symptoms and often associated with depressive tendencies. Although the majority are produced in a person based off of their genetic material, other influences exist environmentally that can encourage or discourage the severity of the symptoms and prognosis it has on one’s overall well-being. Early diagnosis and a systematic combination of treatments can help reduce the tensions and encourage a more normal life than what was previously experienced by the person with the disorder.
Anxiety is a normal part of the human process that involves a reaction to adverse reaction due to a stressor. This becomes a disorder when the anxiety induced is “abnormally severe, unduly prolonged, occur in the absence of stress, and are associated with impairment of physical, social or occupational functioning” (Ajel, Baldwin, & Garner, 2008). AnxietyDisorders are more prevalent in society than most would expect. The most occurring ones are panic disorder, generalized anxietydisorder, socialanxietydisorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. There are...
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 havesocialanxietydisorder (SAD), previously known as social phobia, if the nervousness affects the workplace, schoolwork or personal relationships (SocialAnxietyDisorder, 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
Socialanxietydisorder is one of the most common anxietydisorders; however, most people do not seek help for it. Socialanxietydisorder is a mental disorder that can affect all ages. People that have social...
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 adisorder called socialanxiety. 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 socialanxietydisorder. They are: (1) generalized, (2) public speaking and (3) non-generalized.
Generalized SocialAnxietydisorder 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...
Living With SocialAnxietyDisorder
Living with SocialAnxietyDisorderSocialanxietydisorder, also called social phobia or SAD, is one of the most common psychiatric disorders. (Schneier, 2006) It is an anxietydisorder in which a person has an excessive and unreasonable fear ofsocial situations. Anxiety (intense nervousness) and self-consciousness arise from a fear of being closely watched, judged, and criticized by others. A person with socialanxietydisorder 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 socialanxietydisorder 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...
A. SocialAnxietyDisorder 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 dayssocialanxietydisorder 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 socialanxietydisorder as a ridiculous diagnosis and confuse it with simple shyness and anxiety. They...