Social anxiety disorder is a fear of performing any public action and it is the third largest mental health care problem in the world. People with a diagnosis of social anxiety disorder too afraid to do the action because of which they may feel embarrassed or show signs of anxiety because other people are watching at them and somehow can blame them. Social phobia usually develops after the rejection of human by society or because of disability to communicate with others people. Another reason can be a long stressful condition or prolonged emotional stress, linked, for example, with the work. Social phobia may also develop under the influence of a single stressful situation such as natural disaster, car crash, disaster, terrorist attack, etc. Quite often, social phobia can be a primary pathology in subjects who are drug addicts or dependent from alcohol. When a person suffers from social phobia, it is difficult to perform tasks such as speech in public, to conduct an interview for a job, negotiate with business partners. It is incredibly difficult to communicate with others people, especially with strangers. Confusion can be caused not only by the direct contact with people, eating in public places, shopping in stores and many other situations can be stressful too. It is very difficult to live with such a perpetual burden. Symptoms prevent people from enjoying life.
What are the symptoms?
Sociopath at close contact with other people always feels uncomfortable. They feel increased heartbeat, muscle weakness, fatigue, nausea, chest pain and abdominal pain. External symptoms are paleness, sweating, trembling and pupil dilation. In general, the symptoms are very unpleasant, but how to deal with the disease?
How to deal with this disease?
Cognitive-behavioral therapy for social anxiety has been markedly successful. Unlike specific phobias such as fear of darkness, special medication can be helpful against social anxiety disorder. Very popular are beta-blockers, but people frequently misuse them. These drugs do not help to cope with the disease. Beta-blockers only reduce symptoms such as trembling hands and voice or heart palpitations. The problem is that beta-blockers have serious contraindications: asthma, diabetes, heart disease etc. That is why it is prohibited for many people to use them.
Doctors sometimes recommend antidepressants, but improvement after them comes only a few weeks, but after discontinuation of using them, symptoms may all return.
Therefore, in any case, it is recommended to combine medications with the work of the psychologist. The main thing is to find a qualified professional who will really help you.
Social anxiety disorder is a fear of performing any public action and it is the third largest mental health care problem in the world. People with a diagnosis of social anxiety disorder too afraid to do the action because of which they may feel embarrassed or show signs of anxiety because other people are watching at them and somehow can blame them.