What Is Social Anxiety Disorder?

Social Anxiety Disorder or Social Phobia is a type of anxiety disorder characterized by an intense fear or anxiety of social situations that may expose the person to general scrutiny from others, unfavorable judgments, or others noticing their fear and anxiety. Individuals diagnosed with Social Anxiety Disorder may struggle with persistent anxiety about social situations, panic attacks, and avoidance behaviors.

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How Can Social Anxiety Disorder Impact Your Life?

Fear of people noticing social anxiety symptoms and the possible consequences can make it difficult for people with Social Anxiety Disorder to form connections. This may lead to avoidance of social situations, and in turn extreme loneliness.

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What Are The Symptoms Of Social Anxiety Disorder?

Typical symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder include fear of meeting others, being watched and/or judged, or presenting/performing. The fear or anxiety caused by these instances is usually out of proportion to the actual threat posed by the social situation and usually causes some type of impairment in work, school, or social functioning.

How Can Lightfully Help With Your Social Anxiety Disorder?

At Lightfully Behavioral Health, we realize the importance of having a common language to describe symptoms the individual might be experiencing. Even so, we see our clients as more than just their diagnoses. Clients can expect an integrated and inclusive treatment plan from an exceptionally equipped team that focuses on the core processes which underlie their symptoms and all human suffering. In this way, we work to help the client develop an integrated self and a more balanced, meaningful life.

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