Social Anxiety Disorder

by Caleb McGarvey and Nathaniel Johnson

What is Social Anxiety Disorder?

Social Anxiety Disorder or SAD, is an excessive or unreasonable fear of social situations. Their anxiety stems from being watched, judged and or criticized.
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Symptoms of SAD

  • Anxiety
  • Sweating
  • Shaking
  • Upset Stomach
  • Blushing
  • Fast Heartbeat

How does it affect children?

When children are afflicted with SAD, they become prone to:

  1. Extreme fear of meeting new people
  2. Fear of attending school
  3. Low self esteem
  4. Difficulty concentrating
  5. Learning disorders can form

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Men and Women are equally likely to develop SAD

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How to manage social anxiety disorder

Without medication

  • Self care (nutrition, water intake, exercise, good amount of sleep)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Aromatherapy

With Medication

  • Xanax
  • Klonopin
  • Inderal
  • Prozac
  • Lexapro