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May 11, 2020

In this episode, a look at a disorder that is commonly mistaken for shyness. It isn't about shyness or being bashful. Social Anxiety Disorder (aka Social Phobia) affects a lot of people.
According to the Andrew Kukes Foundation, that is 1 in 8 people or 15 million people. 
Social Phobia is an irrational believe that a person is being observed and judged. The belief is so strong there are physical symptoms and the disorder has the ability to disrupt and impact the quality of a person's life. So let's take a look at the disorder and look at resources that can help folks deal with it.

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.


Resources Mentioned: 

The National Institute of Mental Health has a fact sheet on Social Anxiety Disorder AKA Social Phobias. 

The Social Anxiety Association has an information page with definitions and treatment options

Anxiety and Depression Association has a page or two on Social Anxiety Disorder
Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety (AKFSA) YouTube Channel has videos from therapists, former clients, and other people associated with the condition.
National Social Anxiety Center questionnaire called the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale to find out if you have social anxiety. You also can check out their blog about issues relating to social anxiety.


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