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Posted on Oct 15, 2014 in News, Phobias

Social Phobia: An overview

Phobias are paralyzing and make life difficult for the one who suffers from them. Social phobia is one such phobia that makes it difficult for people to present themselves in social gatherings due to the fear of ridicule or embarrassment. Social phobia is also known as social anxiety disorder. The disorder can manifest in many forms. People can suffer from specific fears or generalized fears; from anxiety of being in social gatherings to nervousness of meeting new people. Fear of speaking in public is a major component of social phobia and one of the most common symptoms as well. Recognizing social phobia Awareness about the symptoms of social anxiety disorder can help those who suffer seek help for the same. Awareness can also help people recognize the signs in a loved one and get the much-needed help. The symptoms of social phobia can be triggered by any situation that involves a social gathering, regardless of the size. In worse case scenarios, the mere thought of interactions with a superior...

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