Not Every Recluse Suffers From Social Anxiety Disorder

Not every reclusive person suffers from social anxiety disorder.  Some people just don’t like to mingle.  Some people find themselves uncomfortable in social situations and avoid them not so much out of fear, but out of preference . Personally, I love being home alone.  I love not having to explain myself, to persuade others to […]

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Shyness: Evolutionary Tactic?

Look, I know I don’t post here enough. I’m too busy trying to survive these difficult economic times to devote energy to the things I value most, like this Web Site, but I read this article in the New York Times today that is so good, so important that I had to pass it on. […]

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Steps to Beat Social Anxiety

Here are the steps for conquering social anxiety: Social anxiety is a very common problem. There are many causes, but most people can recover without any type of counseling by a professional.  If you have this problem, the effects of it can be quite unsettling.  There may be feelings of isolation, self-consciousness, or nervousness around […]

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Social Anxiety Disorder

Social Phobia, or Social Anxiety Disorder Another name for the social anxiety disorder is social phobia. This occurs when a person is just terrified to be in any kind of social situation.  The worry and overly self-consciousness come from being afraid of being watched or criticized by our peers. Persons with this disorder are fearful […]

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Agoraphobia

What is Agoraphobia? Fear of travel is the most commonly used definition of agoraphobia.  It can become serious when a person cannot bring themselves to leave their home or only a mild case where they can only travel a short distance away from their home.  When they step outside what they consider a safe distance, […]

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Defining Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety Defined Diagnosing social anxiety can be complex since the symptoms can be so diverse. This anxiety might manifest as a specific fear in some individuals, involving drinking and eating. Some individuals experience anxiety when writing and speaking around others or before a group. Another symptom is fear of public restrooms and difficulty using […]

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Dealing With Social Anxiety Disorder

Coping with Social Anxiety Disorder One of the most common disorders in our society is social anxiety. There are many causes of it, but most people can work to overcome their anxiety without need of a professional therapist.  If you have this ailment, the symptoms can be very unnerving. You may feel like you are […]

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Panic Attacks

A Look at Panic Attacks Even in this modern age, there is still a stigma attached to nervous disorders. If someone is having a panic attack, someone else is likely to believe that person just wants to get attention. While a panic attack is not a well-known medical diagnosis, it is definitely serious. Panic attacks […]

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Living With Social Anxiety

The Social Anxiety Experience Social anxiety is a problem that can affect millions of people around the globe. It can be transient, due to significant events in a person’s life, or can be a chronic problem that can can have a crippling effect on the lives of those it touches. The symptoms can vary widely […]

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Social Anxiety and Networking

A few weeks ago, I attended my first social networking meeting in many years.  I was inwardly uncomfortable from the second I arrived.  Though I concealed it fairly well, my inward awkwardness prevented me from taking advantage of a host of opportunities that presented themselves. I did speak with many people, mainly because they approached […]

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