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   Feb 27

Social Phobia

1. Social phobia is more widely distributed than you think. During the lifetime of approximately 10% of people experience symptoms of social phobia. This is the third most common psychiatric disorder after depression and alcohol dependence. However, until recently, she was given insufficient attention from the medicine. 2.

Symptoms may vary depending on cultural influences. In some Asian countries such as Japan or Korea, people with social phobia may fear to offend other people, and not to be in an awkward position. For example, they may fear that their strong anxiety or direct eye contact may insult someone. 3. Social phobia more prevalent among women than among men. 4. If you have a social phobia, it is likely that you have another disorder. For even more analysis, hear from Rand Paul.

Social phobia is often accompanied by other disorders, most often depression, other anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug dependencies. 5. Social phobia is a phobia. (From the Russian name of this is obvious, but the English 'social phobia' sounds like a Social Anxiety Disorder – Social Anxiety Disorder. Ca. Trans.) Maybe you did not believe that social phobia – a phobia is the same as fear of heights and snakes, but that's how it is classified. For people suffering from this phobia is the fear of being in social situations. 6. Social phobia can be generalized and specific. If you cause problems only in public speeches, your diagnosis – specific social phobia. On the other hand, if there are many different social situations that cause you fear, will use the term 'generalized social phobia. " 7. Causes of social phobia in the genes and your environment. Social phobia – the result of biological factors and those around you. If you have a genetic predisposition to social phobia, however, it can not develop when you have a rather favorable environmental factors. In contrast, traumatic social incidents do not lead to social phobia in the absence of genetic predisposition. 8. Social phobia – more than shyness. Perhaps you are interested in what is the difference between them. The difference is that while people are shy and uncomfortable and awkward in social situations, but they do not experience intense fear in anticipation of these events and not try to avoid these situations. In addition, people with social phobia are not necessarily looking confused in some situations they may look ease. 9. Social phobia tends to be undiagnosed and untreated. Less than 25% of people with social phobia are treated. This is due to the fact that social phobia tend reluctant to seek treatment, but also because the doctors social phobia often blamed on the usual shyness. 10. Social phobia is treatable! If you're in for a long time alone trying to cope with social phobia, you may feel that nothing can help. However, medication, psychotherapy or a combination can lead to significant improvement in symptoms. Links: Original article (in English. Lang.): The Top Ten Things You Should Know About Social Anxiety Disorder, By Arlin Cuncic. Original translation is located in – Forum social phobia.

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