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Treatments that target each of these factors have been proven to be highly effective and have helped people overcome social anxiety disorder. Think about the 9 factors as the key to overcoming your social anxiety. Ask yourself "what can I start doing differently?"
Inaccurate negative beliefs are the root cause of social anxiety. Factors 2-9 continually reinforce your negative beliefs, which in turn sets you up for more social anxiety in the future. This means that your false negative beliefs never have the opportunity to be disproved. The fact that your negative beliefs never get disproved is what keeps your social anxiety alive despite repeated exposures to fearful situations.