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Social Anxiety Disorder


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You're
not alone
with
social anxiety
Social Anxiety
is the
17th
most common reason
for therapy

findatherapist.co.uk
20/01/2020
117
males

with social anxiety
talk to therapists

findatherapist.co.uk
20/01/2020
144
females

with social anxiety
talk to therapists

findatherapist.co.uk
20/01/2020

Causes

Genes
Events
Negativity
Personality
Uncertain
Social situations
nhs.uk

Symptoms

Thoughts
Worry
about being anxious in social situations, and public humiliation, scrutiny, rejection or embarrassment
Feelings
Anxiety
significant
Distress
significant
Behaviours
Avoidance
or endurance of social situations
Impairment
significant
psychiatry.org

Diagnosis

Adults
Primary SymptomsWorry
about being anxious in social situations, and public humiliation, scrutiny, rejection or embarrassment
Anxiety
significant
Avoidance
or endurance of social situations
Distress
significant
orImpairmentsignificant
6 (or more) months

Symptoms are not due to another condition or a substance

psychiatry.org
nice.org.uk recommends
Psychodynamic Therapy
for social anxiety

For personal dynamics
Focus on the past or present
Adults 25-30 sessions

73 therapists
findatherapist.co.uk
20/01/2020
nice.org.uk recommends
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for social anxiety

For negative thoughts
Focus on the present
Adults 14-15 sessions

195 therapists
findatherapist.co.uk
20/01/2020

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 20 January 2020
Next check 01 January 2021