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Social phobia

Social phobia: Introduction

Social phobia: Social phobia is an intense fear of becoming humiliated in social situations, specifically of embarrassing yourself in front of other people ... more about Social phobia.

Social phobia: Excessive anxiety in social situations. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Social phobia is available below.

Symptoms of Social phobia

Treatments for Social phobia

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Social phobia?

Social phobia: Related Patient Stories

Alternative Treatments for Social phobia

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Social phobia: Complications

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Causes of Social phobia

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Disease Topics Related To Social phobia

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Social phobia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Social phobia

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Social phobia: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Social phobia

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Social phobia: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Social phobia

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Prognosis for Social phobia

Prognosis for Social phobia: About 80 percent of people who suffer from social phobia find relief from their symptoms when treated with cognitive-behavioral therapy or medications or a combination of the two. (Source: excerpt from Phobia: NWHIC)

Research about Social phobia

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Statistics for Social phobia

Social phobia: Broader Related Topics

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Article Excerpts about Social phobia

Phobia: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Social phobia is an intense fear of becoming humiliated in social situations, specifically of embarrassing yourself in front of other people. It often runs in families and may be accompanied by depression or alcoholism. Social phobia often begins around early adolescence or even younger. (Source: excerpt from Phobia: NWHIC)

Anxiety Disorders: NIMH (Excerpt)

Social phobia, also called social anxiety disorder, involves overwhelming anxiety and excessive self-consciousness in everyday social situations. People with social phobia have a persistent, intense, and chronic fear of being watched and judged by others and being embarrassed or humiliated by their own actions. Their fear may be so severe that it interferes with work or school, and other ordinary activities. While many people with social phobia recognize that their fear of being around people may be excessive or unreasonable, they are unable to overcome it. They often worry for days or weeks in advance of a dreaded situation. (Source: excerpt from Anxiety Disorders: NIMH)

Facts about Social Phobia: NIMH (Excerpt)

Social phobia, also called social anxiety, is a disorder characterized by overwhelming anxiety and excessive self-consciousness in everyday social situations. People with social phobia have a persistent, intense, and chronic fear of being watched and judged by others and of being embarrassed or humiliated by their own actions. Their fear may be so severe that it interferes with work or school - and other ordinary activities. While many people with social phobia recognize that their fear of being around people may be excessive or unreasonable, they are unable to overcome it. They often worry for days or weeks in advance of a dreaded situation. (Source: excerpt from Facts about Social Phobia: NIMH)

Definitions of Social phobia:

Any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with situations in which you are subject to criticism by others (as fear of eating in public or public speaking etc) - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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