Anxiety – Common Symptoms Of Social Anxiety Disorder Video

Social Anxiety

– Dr. Sylvia Gearing describes some of the most common symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder and when to seek professional help. For more information and tips, please visit and follow @DrGearing on Twitter!.

social anxiety is the fourth most common mental health diagnosis in the United States it is a very common often misunderstood psychological issue that affects up to 12 percent of the u.s. population or 15 million Americans now here are some important points to keep in mind gender bias women develop social anxiety at twice the rate of men however women are less likely to report social anxiety and men are more likely to report social anxiety as an ongoing problem defined by shyness social anxiety tends to develop in childhood or adolescence and the most common age of appearances between 11 and 16 years old if it goes unaddressed it can become a defining part of many important stages of life including high school college and early work experience it can rob them of wonderful social opportunities and limit their ability to experience the world contradictory experiences surprisingly those who are socially anxious often have excellent social skills when they are one on one in a group they may present a somewhat shy reserved where they are extremely socially capable and have a lot of skills that are personally they continue to search for evidence every moment of every day that they are somehow compromised socially family tree you are ten times more likely to develop social anxiety if you have a relative who also as a form of social anxiety their family system and early life experiences reinforced social withdrawal is normal and not as a serious mental health issue over the years they become convinced that they lack the social skills to reach out and to develop connections to those around them here are some of the more common symptoms of social anxiety a persistent fear of one or more social or performance situations fear of exposure to unfamiliar people or two possible scrutiny regularly worrying that they will humiliate or embarrass themselves fear of exposure to social situations panic attacks that are confined only to social situations avoidance or endurance of social or performance situations intense anxiety or distress during social or performance situations anxious anticipation of social or performance situations significantly changing their routines to avoid social activities or relationships social anxiety disorder is a very serious condition if you think someone you know may have social anxiety please seek the assistance of a clinical psychologist I have a question please send them to me over Twitter by adding hashtag dr. Sylvia after your question and for more information and tips please follow me on twitter at dr. Garrigan please visit my blog and gearing up calm I’m dr. Sylvia Goering. .

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