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Articles on 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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An Introduction to Phobias

Phobias are characterized by an unrealistic fear of a particular object or situation. There are three primary types of phobias — specific phobias (formerly known as simple phobias), social...
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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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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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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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