James Artuso TB:7
Signs or symptoms:
- Fight/Flight response
- Feeling very self-conscious social situations
- Persistent intense chronic fear of being watched or judged
- Feeling shy and uncomfortable
- Feeling hesitant to talk to classmates or teammates
- Physical sensations of anxiety
- Fast heart rate
- feeling embarrassed or humiliated
How does it affect someone?
- Feeling lonely or disappointed over missed opportunities for friendship and fun.
- Not getting the most out of school.
- Missing a chance to share their talents and learn new skills.
Other names or forms
Social anxiety disorder
How is it diagnosed?
If symptoms are present, a doctor will evaluate with questions about a patients medical history and perform a physical exam. there is no test for this, but a doctor will perform other test to make sure it is not a physical illness. A doctor will refer you to a psychiatrist to be diagnosed.
How is it treated?
- Therapists will teach a patient to interpret sensations more accurately.
- Create plans
- Practice new behaviors
- Support from friends and family
- Try new things
There is no single cause for social phobias.
A cause can be Biological, psychological, or the environment someone is in.
19.2 million suffer from social phobias.