Social Anxiety Disorders Essay

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Social Anxiety Disorders

Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorders affect many people throughout the country. They can, in a sense,
cripple the attitude that a person has towards the outside world. Sometimes a social
anxiety disorder can be though of as just being shy, but it never goes away or lessens. As
time goes on, the person will get worse and worse if no treatment is administered. They
could possibly confine themselves to their own home, and never set foot outside unless it
is absolutely necessary.


An anxiety disorder is often called "Social Phobia". Social phobia's basic definition is:
"a persistent dread and avoidance of situations in which the person is exposed to possible
scrutiny by others and fears acting in a way that will be humiliating or embarrassing". If
a person has this particular phobia they will go to the greatest lengths to not have to do
any kind of activity in public. These actions go from writing on public, speaking in front
of people or a variety of other different things. It is so hard for a person to overcome
this disease because it is such a natural thing to do and that person is scared to death
of it. They are so scared to do anything normal, that they resort to spending all of their
time trying to stay calm and not panic.


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