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Social Anxiety Disorder


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Social Anxiety Disorder

  1. 1. Social Anxiety Disorder<br />TAYLOR GRAEHLING<br />
  2. 2. Social Anxiety Disorder<br />Social anxiety disorder– SOCIAL PHOBIA<br />----an anxiety disorder in which a person has an excessive and unreasonable fear of social situations---- <br /> (Anxiety is intense nervousness)<br />
  3. 3. Causes<br />There is no one known cause for the disorder of social anxiety; however, research suggests that biological, psychological and environmental factors may play a role in development of this disorder.<br />Biological - imbalance of the neurotransmitter serotonin<br />Psychological - Embarrassing or humiliating experience in the past<br />Environmental - Observing others having social problems (bullying)<br />
  4. 4. Signs and Symptoms<br />Severe anxiety in social situations<br />Avoiding of social situations<br />Physical symptoms of anxiety may include:<br /> confusion, pounding heart, sweating, shaking, blushing, muscle tension, upset stomach, and diarrhea <br />
  5. 5. Diagnosis<br />Doctor will ask questions to evaluate the situation; if no physical illness is found one may be sent to a mental health professional to continue the evaluation. <br />
  6. 6. Treatment<br />Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT). This helps get the person’s thoughts in line in order to stop the fear of social situations.<br />Medication may be used to help ease the symptoms of social anxiety. This will help make CBT more effective or the medicine may be used alone.<br />
  7. 7. Sources<br /><br />