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Social anxiety

The world around us is diverse and full of stimuli, some of which bring us to reactions of joy and laughter, but others of which cause us fear, anger and depression.

Most of the time we are surrounded by people from the circles closest to us and often by people we do not know at all. Sometimes, even the society around us, can be a trigger for fears and anxieties in certain situations and this type of anxiety, can be very limiting and even cause a person to shut himself in his home, avoiding a situation that will lead to a possible anxiety attack. In the following article you will understand what, in fact, social anxiety is, what its causes are and how it can be dealt with in a quick and effective treatment, without medication, discussions and side effects.

What is social anxiety?

Social anxiety, also known as SAD, is characterized by excessive fear of criticism, judgment of others, or rejection. Among those suffering from anxiety there is a constant fear of embarrassment or humiliation in public, due to their behavior.

Many people may fear the reactions of society in various situations, but the fear of a person suffering from social anxiety is immeasurably great and it prevents him or makes it difficult for him to perform routine actions to the point of avoiding certain social situations that are known to trigger anxiety attacks. Older people who are aware that there is no logical basis for anxiety, are unable to control it, control their behavior or ignore their extreme feelings. Social anxiety is a complex of several anxieties, including: fear of the audience, fear of the stage, fear of relationships, fear of those in authority and more.

Symptoms of social anxiety

There are physiological and emotional symptoms among those suffering from this anxiety. We will list the most prominent of which:

  • Hyperhidrosis.
  • Accelerated heartbeat.
  • Sensitive stomach.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Tremors.
  • confusion.
  • Flushing in the facial area and sometimes throughout the body.
  • Hypersensitivity when it comes to criticism and rejection.
  • Difficulty in self-expression.
  • Have low self-esteem.
  • Fear of meeting new people and new places.
  • Fear of being in social settings.
  • Fear of various activities (such as eating, drinking, talking, showing and more) in public.
  • Excessive shyness.
  • Avoiding threatening situations.

Factors

Let us not conclude that social anxiety stems from one factor. Apparently, it is formed from a combination of several factors acting in parallel. A combination of the following factors is expected to lead to the development of this type of anxiety:

  • Chronic stress.
  • Chronic anger is repressed.
  • Through education and the conditions in which man grew up.
  • Guilt.
  • lack of confidence.
  • dependence.
  • Traumatic social experience.
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