Social Anxiety Disorder
Most commonly observed symptoms are:
Fear of being judged by others
Saying something then feeling embarrassed Uncomfortable to meet new people
Social Anxiety affects about 7% of the population
History: Social anxiety dates back to the early 1900's. In the early part of the 20th century, psychiatrists used the terms such as social phobia or just extreme shyness. In 1994, the term social anxiety disorder replaced the term social phobia.
People with social anxiety disorder have a general intense fear of, or anxiety toward, social or performance situations. They worry that actions or behaviors associated with their anxiety will be negatively evaluated by others, leading them to feel embarrassed. This worry often causes people with social anxiety to avoid social situations.
therapy: "talk therapy", group therapy and cognitive therapy
Medicines and anti-depressants; SNRI and beta blockers are used
also living a normal healthy live decreases the chances of it getting worse
Case Study: Jim, a middle-aged man, suffers from severe social anxiety. In this study, the doctors observed many things. His wife enabled him by taking control of all social situations since high school. She always answered the phone, ordered for him at restaurants and did all the socializing at gatherings. Along with his anxiety came depression. After all this, he sought therapy and is making small improvements.