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Social Anxiety Disorder
Transcript of Social Anxiety Disorder
who does it affect? Social Anxiety Disorder Social anxiety disorder, (SAD or SAnD), is defined as someone having an intense fear in social situations. Bibliography http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_anxiety_disorder People with social phobia have a constant, intense fear of being watched and judged by others and being embarrassed or humiliated by their own actions. Social Anxiety Disorder affects between 7 and 13 percent of the population http://www.anxietybc.com/resources/social.php SYMPTOMS THAT TRIGGER SAnD INCLUDE: http://socialphobia.org/social-anxiety-fact-sheet Being introduced to new people •Being teased or criticized •Being the center of attention •Being watched or observed while doing something How can people with Social Anxiety Disorder be helped? http://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/who-is-affected-by-social-anxiety-disorder Women are more likely to develop social anxiety disorder than men Social Anxiety disorder can lead to: Missing out on social events Lower academic achievement Relationship problems The majority of people with social anxiety disorder say that their symptoms started before they were 18 Many people with social anxiety disorder have other mental disorders like depression, panic disorder, bulimia nervosa and substance use disorders. http://www.kelowna.cmha.bc.ca/get-informed/mental-health-information/social-anxiety-disorder And people with Social Anxiety Disorder have are less likely to get a job because of the stress caused by job interviews. http://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/tc/social-anxiety-disorder-treatment-overview http://www.anxietycanada.com/ http://www.socialanxietyinstitute.org/what-is-social-anxiety/ http://www.helpguide.org/mental/social_anxiety_support_symptom_causes_treatment.htm There are five main things you can do to
get help with Social Anxiety Disorder 1. Counselling A mental health professional trained in CBT (cognitive-behavioural therapy) can help you work through your social anxiety. CBT helps you cope with social anxiety by teaching you to build confidence in social situations. CBT is usually a short-term treatment. 2. Exposure With the guidance and support of a qualified professional, you gradually take small, planned steps towards a situation you fear until you no longer feel overwhelmed by that situation. Exposure is an important part of CBT treatment for social anxiety. 3. Medication Anti-anxiety medications or antidepressants can be used with counselling or exposure to reduce your body’s anxiety. 4. Support Groups Anxiety disorder support groups in person or online are a great way to share your experiences and learn from the experiences of others. 5. Self-Help Regular exercise, eating well, managing stress, spending time with friends and family, and monitoring your use of alcohol and other drugs can help keep anxiety from getting worse. My Thoughts I believe that Social Anxiety Disorder is a serious mental illness and should not be taken lightly. People with this disorder should look for help from members of their communtity, family members, and friends. These people should not go through their entire lives with this and should recieve help before it affects them too greatly. Conclusion Social Anxiety Disorder affects a great number of us. Teens are the most likely of all age grouos to develop Social Anxiety Disorder. These people can get help. Many people do not know where to go for help, and that can ruin someones life, if they never recieve help for their problems in their early years. Social Anxiety Disorder is a fast-growing mental illness that ruins the social, emotion, and physical health of those who have it.