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Social Anxiety Help And Advice

Author : Adrian Costa

In certain situations do you go through feelings of fear and worry? You may have social anxiety disorder Social anxiety disorder affects millions of people around the world and varies greatly from individual to individual. But bear in mind that it is possible to get help for your anxiety if you find your worry becomes unbearable. A doctor will be able to help you treat your social anxiety disorder so that you can live a normal life instead of being paralyzed by fear.

The exact symptons of social anxiety are not always easy to spot, which is why seeing your doctor is so critical. Nonetheless, there are certain main signals hat may suggest that you have social anxiety disorder. Do you commonly fear social conditions? It is advised to go and see a doctor if your fears contain the following: fear that everyone is looking at you, fear of making mistakes, fear of judgement, fear of making a fool of yourself, feel that others are 'better' than you, or fear that everyone sees your flaws. These sort of fears sometimes cause panic attacks, and always lead to an increase in anxiety. Anxiety may lead to shaking, a pounding heart, blushing, sweating, stammering, nausea, and dizziness.

Shyness is not the same as social anxiety disorder. While you may feel shy in particular conditions, social anxiety disorder is physically debilitating to a individual experiencing it. If left untreated, social anxiety could potentially take control of you life. Social anxiety usually first appears when you are a child and then leads into later in life, regardless of race, religion, or gender, although more women go through this condition than men do.

Social anxiety disorder is often discovered in conjunction with other anxiety disorders. A common occurence with a social anxiety sufferer, is to try and treat the disorder with alcohol or drugs, which can lead to the abuse of substances. Seeing your doctor is the only way to properly get over social anxiety disorder. The combination of medication and therapy can aid your recovery from social anxiety disorder and lead to you living a happy and healthy life. Cognitive-behavioral therapy will help you control your condition so that you can learn how to make yourself calm down and have less fear in social situations. Medications can be short or long term and can work to block certain inhibitors. With help from your doctor, you can find the most suitable system of treatment so that you can regain control of your life. Maybe you will never be able to eliminate social anxiety from your life, but you can get to the stage where it has less of an impact on you.

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