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Do You Suffer From Social Anxiety Disorder

Author : Adriene Costa

Do you have intense emotions of discomfort and fear when in social situations? Social anxiety disorder may be the course. Social anxiety disorder affects millions of individuals around the world and varies greatly from person to individual. However, it is vital to know that if you find social settings unbearable, you can get help. You can get treatment for your social anxiety from a doctor so that you can lead a normal, happy life not controlled by fear.

It's hard to pin down the exact symptoms of social anxiety disorder, this is why going to see a doctor is very essential. In spite of this, there are a number of main signals hat may signify that you have social anxiety disorder. Do you extensively fear social occurences? 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 then may result into symptons such as blushing, ppunding heart, stammering, dizziness and nausea.

Shyness is not the same as social anxiety disorder. While you may feel shy in certain situations, social anxiety disorder is physically debilitating to a person 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 encounter 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. Therapy and medication can help you work through this condition so that you can live a healthy and socially active life. Cognitive-behavioral therapy will help you control your condition so that you will be able to teach yourself how to calm down and become less anxious in particular situations. Medications can be short or long term and can work to block certain inhibitors. Together, you can your doctor can find the perfect treatment for you so that you can take back 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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