Walking into a room full of strangers or speaking in front of a group of people can be intimidating. But for people with Social Anxiety Disorder, or social phobia, it can be debilitating.
The more than 15 million people who have the disorder have a disabling fear of being around other people, whether it’s standing up in front of a group, picking up the phone to call someone, or eating in a room full of people. They also have an intense and chronic fear of being humiliated and judged by others.
Symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder include the following:
- Trembling or shaking
- Nausea and upset stomach
- Heart palpitations
- Muscle tension
- Excessive sweating
- Difficulty talking and a shaky voice
Social Anxiety Disorder symptoms can interfere with your work, home, and social life, and make it difficult to sustain relationships. While you may be able to find a way to handle your anxiety, the disorder is not likely to go away without treatment.
Social Anxiety Disorder Treatment
Living with Social Anxiety Disorder can cause a lot of unnecessary stress and make even the most routine interactions unbearable. Fortunately, the disorder can be successfully treated so that you can start participating in life again.
A residential treatment center for anxiety disorders can provide you with the treatment you need to be more comfortable in a group setting and better manage your anxiety in social situations. Anxiety treatment typically involves individual and group therapy, anti-anxiety medications, and the use of specialized therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Somatic Experiencing (SE) therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
If you are experiencing a co-occurring disorder such as depression, substance abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or another anxiety disorder along with Social Anxiety Disorder, an anxiety disorder treatment center with the proper resources can effectively treat those as well.
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