Social Anxiety Disorder

by Tyler Chamberlin

What is Social Anxiety?

Social anxiety is a generalized anxiety disorder(Anxiety Disorder Fact Sheet 2014). A generalized anxiety disorder is when a person gets worried or anxious about many things whether it is socially or physically (generalized anxiety disorder 2014). A person with social anxiety has trouble communicating with other people especially with strangers. They are nervous that they might embarrass themselves in front of others so they remain quiet (Anxiety Disorder Fact Sheet 2014). They often have trouble preforming events in front of other people as well (Anxiety Disorder Fact Sheet 2014). Social Anxiety is also one of the most common disorders in America. Many diagnoses are made when the subject is a child.



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Causes of Social Anxiety

There are many different causes of social anxiety:

1. Social anxiety can be hereditary (Staff 2014).

2. It can be the cause of an over active amygdalla in the brain which controls most of your emotions (staff 2014).

3. It can be learned based upon the environment the child grew up in (Staff 2014).

Famous People with Social Anxiety

Treatments for Social Anxiety

There are many treatments for social anxiety. One of which is a drug that has extra dosages of serotonin and norephenphrine to help balance out the over active amygdala (Social anxiety disorder treatment 2014). Other treatments require counseling with a psychiatrist to help overcome he disorder (Social anxiety disorder treatment 2014).



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