Hi lovelies, I’ve made quite a few posts about mental awareness and how to cope with disorders etc, and so I decided I’d write about that I know about personally, I hope you guys enjoy!💛
Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) means The fear of social situations that involve interactions with other people. Social anxiety is the fear of being negatively judged and evaluated by other people. It is a persuasive disorder and causes anxiety and fear in almost all areas of a person’s life.
About 6.8% of diagnosed Psychological disorders account for Social Anxiety Disorder. 50% of all SAD cases develop by age 11, 80% are developed before the age of 20 and 60% of SAD cases are women. In the entire world, about 19.2 Million Americans suffer from some level of Social Anxiety Disorder.
Where Does it come from?
Social anxiety disorder can stem from a lot of things, But the 4 most common of these things are: 1. 10-15% of children showed signs of genetic affliction. 2. Chemical Imbalances causing irrational anxiety or fear. 3. Trauma during developmental phase, and 4. Learned from your environment.
What situations cause Social Anxiety?
- Eating/drinking in front of people
- Writing or working in front of people
- Being the focus of attention
- Talking on the phone
- Asking questions or giving reports
- Basic interaction in groups
- Speaking in front of people
What are some treatments for social anxiety?
There, of course, are many ways to treat Social Anxiety Disorder, but remember it’s different for everyone, find what works for you and stick with it ✨But here a few possible treatments for this disorder:
- Light to moderate medication
- Behavioral Therapy
- Social Skill Training
- Exposure Therapy
- Cognitive Restructuring
I know some of this post might seem a little strained or long, but I hope you took the time to read it anyways, It is always so important to be aware of Psychological disorders and not to just blow them off because you can’t physically see them. Here are a few other posts I’ve made like this:
“Your mental health is more important than your test, The interview, The lunch date, The meeting, The family dinner, The soccer game, The recital, And the grocery run. Take care of yourself. “-@nakedwithanxiety