Social Anxiety Disorder 2017-09-08T16:04:57+00:00

Social Anxiety Disorder

Commonly called social phobia, this disorder is the extreme fear of being scrutinized and judged by others in everyday social or performance situations. People with social anxiety disorder know that their fears are excessive or unreasonable, but they are unable to overcome them. They worry about doing something embarrassing, and these situations typically cause great anxiety:

  • making a phone call
  • speaking in public
  • eating in front of others

Physical symptoms of social anxiety disorder may include:

  • blushing
  • profuse sweating
  • trembling
  • nausea or other abdominal distress
  • rapid heartbeat
  • shortness of breath
  • dizziness or lightheadedness
  • headaches
  • feelings of detachment
  • loss of self-control

Dr. Hoganbruen describes how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help you successfully overcome Social Anxiety.

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