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
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.
The National Institute of Mental Health has a fact sheet on
Social Anxiety Disorder AKA
The Social Anxiety Association has an information page with
definitions and treatment
Anxiety and Depression Association has a page or two on
Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety (AKFSA) YouTube Channel
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
about issues relating to
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