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Social Anxiety Disorder



You're
not
alone
with
social anxiety
Social Anxiety
is the
17th
most common reason
for therapy
Source:
findatherapist.co.uk
14/11/2019
115
males

with social anxiety
talk to therapists
Source:
findatherapist.co.uk
14/11/2019
142
females

with social anxiety
talk to therapists
Source:
findatherapist.co.uk
14/11/2019

Causes

Source: nhs.uk
Genetics
Life events
Negative thoughts
Personal dynamics
Unknown
Social situations

Symptoms

Source: psychiatry.orgTick the symptom you experience the most

Thoughts
Worry
Feelings
Anxiety
Behaviours
Avoidance

Impact

Source: psychiatry.org
Impairment
Distress

Diagnosis

Source: psychiatry.org
Adults

6 (or more) months of worry and anxiety and avoidance concerning social situations. With distress or impairment.

Therapies

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for Social Anxiety

For negative thoughts
Focus on the present
Adults 14-15 sessions
nice.org.uk recommended therapy
Psychodynamic Therapy
for Social Anxiety

For personal dynamics
Focus on the past or present
Adults 25-30 sessions
nice.org.uk recommended therapy

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 14 November 2019
Next Review 01 January 2020