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Social Anxiety


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

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14/07/2020
120
males

with social anxiety
talk to therapists

findatherapist.co.uk
14/07/2020
151
females

with social anxiety
talk to therapists

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14/07/2020
Social anxiety is a mental health condition. It is also known as social anxiety disorder or social phobia.

Symptoms

Which ones do you experience?
Thoughts
9
Worry
about being anxious in social situations, and public humiliation, scrutiny, rejection or embarrassment
Feelings
8
Anxiety
significant
6
Distress
significant
Behaviours
9
Avoidance
or endurance of social situations
4
Impairment
significant

Causes

2
Genes
3
Events
1
Traits
5
Uncertain
6
Social situations

Diagnosis

Adults

For 6 (or more) months:

Worry
about being anxious in social situations, and public humiliation, scrutiny, rejection or embarrassment
Anxiety
significant
Avoidance
or endurance of social situations
Distress
significant
orImpairmentsignificant
Other
Symptoms are not due
to another condition or
a substance


nice.org.uk recommends
Psychodynamic Therapy
for social anxiety

For personal dynamicsFocus on the past or presentAdults 25-30 sessions
Therapists

45 therapists
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14/07/2020
nice.org.uk recommends
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for social anxiety

For negative thoughtsFocus on the presentAdults 14-15 sessions
Therapists

130 therapists
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14/07/2020

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 14 July 2020
Next check 01 January 2021
Sources:
Statistics findatherapist.co.uk Symptoms Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition Causes NHS Diagnosis Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition Cognitive Behavioural Therapy National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Psychodynamic Therapy National Institute for Health and Care Excellence