Social Phobia

Peter Johnson TB 7

What is Social Phobia?

Social Phobia is a type of anxiety problem that results in a person feeling uncomfortable in everyday social activities.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Intense anxiety in social situations
  • Avoid social events
  • Confusion
  • Pounding heart
  • Sweating
  • Shaking
  • Blushing
  • Muscle tension
  • Upset stomach
  • Diarrhea

How does social phobia affect someone?

  • Exaggerated thoughts of fear
  • Exaggerated thought of a ugly appearance
  • Focus on embarrassing things that could happen, even if unlikely
  • Lonely
  • Disappointed often
  • Not getting the most out of school
  • Missing chances to learn new things

Other names for social phobia.

Another name for social phobia is social anxiety.

How is it diagnosed?

A doctor will do a evaluation physically and mentally. If they suspect a problem they will send you to a psychologist or a mental health professional. They will use special assignments and tests to prove.

How is it treated?

Dealing with social phobia involves you having to try new things, facing your fears, and patience.

Fun fact!!!!!

About 3.7% of american citizens 18-54 have social phobia.