Articles on Social Phobia

Shame: The Quintessential Emotion

It’s the quintessential human emotion, says New Brunswick, , psychologist Michael Lewis, , in his writings. All extravagant behaviors are reactions to it, says Philadelphia psychiatrist Donald I. Nathanson,...
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Are You Lonely?

Many years ago, when I was a young adolescent, an adult in my life said that she dreamed about a great chasm, a chasm so deep that she couldn’t...
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What is Social Phobia?

People with social phobia (also known as social anxiety disorder) have an extreme fear of situations where they may be under the scrutiny of others. They worry that they...
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Treatments for Social Phobia

As social phobia is considered to be a long-lasting chronic disorder, ongoing treatment generally is needed. Treatment often consists of a combination of medication and talk therapy. Medications In...
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Social Phobia and Health

There is much evidence that strong friendships and relationships can positively influence health. But if you tend to become anxious in social settings, you may not be gaining the...
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