Social Phobia

Do you suffer from a Social Anxiety?

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Treatment for Social phobia, or social anxiety in Stubbington

Social phobia, or social anxiety is a fear of being judged within almost any kind of social setting. It affects people to varying degrees, for example a persons’ choice of partner, career, or social life. The reason for this is the sufferer cannot view their present situation from any other perspective, and this means their symptoms remain the same.

A few examples of social situations where a person may feel judged:

  • Asking someone out on a date
  • Going for an interview
  • Fear of getting on and off public transport
  • Asking directions
  • Asking for help in a shop, bus depot, train station
  • Public speaking
  • Giving presentations at work or university
  • Feelings of discomfort at work, or in the company of others
  • Fear of authority figures (boss at work, or peers)
  • Extremely sensitive to criticism
  • Shy bladder (pareuresis)
  • Dislike of using the phone
  • Intense sweating
  • Dislike of exams / interviews / interviewing others
  • Feelings of not being good enough
  • Low self esteem, and lack of confidence
  • Stuttering and stammering
  • Use of alcohol to reduce inhibition
  • Shy bowel (parcopresis)
  • Frightened of being not good enough, or being found out
  • Inability to maintain eye contact
  • Difficulty being assertive

People don’t have to live this way, because if they weren’t born with these problems it indicates they have been acquired over time.