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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

findatherapist.co.uk
02/04/2020
121
males

with social anxiety
talk to therapists

findatherapist.co.uk
02/04/2020
147
females

with social anxiety
talk to therapists

findatherapist.co.uk
02/04/2020
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
8
Worry
about being anxious in social situations, and public humiliation, scrutiny, rejection or embarrassment
Feelings
7
Anxiety
significant
5
Distress
significant
Behaviours
8
Avoidance
or endurance of social situations
3
Impairment
significant
psychiatry.org

Causes

1
Genes
2
Events
0
Traits
4
Uncertain
5
Social situations
nhs.uk

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
Online therapists

41 online therapists
findatherapist.co.uk
02/04/2020
nice.org.uk recommends
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for social anxiety

For negative thoughtsFocus on the presentAdults 14-15 sessions
Online therapists

116 online therapists
findatherapist.co.uk
02/04/2020

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 02 April 2020
Next check 01 January 2021
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