In this simple social phobia essay im going to tell you everything you need to know about this mental disorder in a simple way. It is also called social anxiety and is one of the largest mental disorders in the USA, although not many people know about it, because the media has not put any attention.
People that have social phobia are extremely afraid of interacting with other people in any way, they are scared of going to work because they dont know who they will have to talk to, they are scared to go to a party because they are afraid of what people will say about them. However this problem can become very severe to the point that the person is completely alone and has no friends, thus he can get depression.
There are some symptoms and signs that you should know and learn identify, for example if the person has a lot of shyness and avoids going to public places he might have social anxiety, if the person has fear of being humiliated, embarrassed or judged by others for no reason, he might have social anxiety. Other symptoms of people with this disorder are blushing, palpitations, nausea, trembling, sweating, they are very negative about themselves.
The causes are not really known but there are certain common factors that people with social anxiety have. Sometimes they problem was caused by genetics if he had a parent with this disorder. On other instances the cause is a traumatic social experience that created a serious emotional problem, socio cultural influences can also affect, negative beliefs and chemical imbalance in the brain can affect also.
As you can see the causes vary and usually the cause is a combination of all of those, however although is a complicated mental disorder there are some successful treatments that can be applied to any person.
The most successful treatment for social phobia is cognitive behavioral therapy, which has been proven to have great long term results in most patients with social anxiety.