Archives for Social Phobia

Disorders

Social Anxiety Overview

People with social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia, suffer from an intense fear of becoming humiliated in social situations — specifically the fear of embarrassing oneself in...
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Anti-anxiety

Social Anxiety Disorder Treatment

Social Anxiety Disorder — also known as social phobia — is commonly treated by either psychotherapy or certain types of psychiatric medications. Social phobia is characterized by a persistent...
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She’s So Shy

MJ’s mother is worried. “She’s so shy. Whenever we get together with people, I mean even one or two people, she hangs behind me. I don’t know how to...
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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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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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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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The Many Faces of Shame

Shame has many faces. Is that one of them in your mirror? In “Shame & Guilt: Masters of Disguise,” Jane Middelton-Moz, a Montpelier, trainer, consultant and community interventionist,...
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Facts About Phobias

Phobias are persistent, irrational fears of certain objects or situations. Phobias occur in several forms; the fear associated with a phobia can focus on a particular object (specific phobia)...
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