Social Phobia

By: Bonnie Lauman

what is social phobia?

Social Phobia is a type of anxiety. you have extreme feelings of shyness and self-cautiousness. because of that people with social phobia find it hard to do everyday like things because there scared.


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how can social phobia effect someones life?

With social phobia people have thoughts and fears about what others think get exaggerated in someone's mind. The person starts to focus on the embarrassing things that could happen, instead of the good things that could. This makes a situation seem much worse than it is and influences a person to avoid it so they miss out on alot of things.
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Social Phobia

some kids and teens are so extremely shy and so fearful about talking to others, that they don't speak at all to certain people (such as a teacher or students they don't know) or in certain places (like at someone else's house). This form of social phobia is sometimes called selective mutism.


(http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/mental_health/social_phobia.html#)

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Overcoming Social Phobia

"Dealing with social phobia takes patience, courage to face fears and try new things, and the willingness to practice. It takes a commitment to go forward rather than back away when feeling shy.

Little by little, someone who decides to deal with extreme shyness can learn to be more comfortable. Each small step forward helps build enough confidence to take the next small step. As shyness and fears begin to melt, confidence and positive feelings build. Pretty soon, the person is thinking less about what might feel uncomfortable and more about what might be fun". -in an article - http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/mental_health/social_phobia.html#