Social Phobia

By Dominick Todaro

What is social phobia

Social Phobia or social anxiety disorder Is a mental illness in that your afraid of social scenario s. In the case of social phobia you try to avoid social interactions such as party s and get together s. insted trying to work from home and spend as much time as possible indoors away from people such as family.

Signs and Symptoms

Some signs of social phobia

  • Intense anxiety in social areas
  • self concuss
  • very afraid of social encounters
Some symptoms of social phobia are
  • Confusion
  • pounding heart
  • sweating
  • shacking
  • blushing
  • upset stomach
  • diarrhea

How does social phobia affect someone

When someone cannot be social they cant find friends or boyfriends/girlfriends.Making the person lonely and sometimes leading to depression. Also not being able to find a job which if they dont have money they cant afford food which might lead to death.

Other names for social phobia

There are a few names for social phobia

  • SAD
  • Social Anxiety dissorder

How is it diagnosed

To diagnose SAD you must have the following your symptoms must not result from another mental illness two you must be anxious in most social situations three one of your main symptoms is the avoidance of social scenarios.

How is it treated

Social Phobia is treated by therapy and slowly building up self confidence by going to small parties going up to a concert.

interesting facts

More guys than girls have social phobia and its the third largest mental illness