Social Phobia And Social Anxiety Essay

1193 Words Dec 8th, 2015 5 Pages
Stephanie Mauro
December 8th, 2015
Professor Hunt
PSY 100
Social Phobia When disclosed with the term psychological disorder, uneducated assumptions are often associated with one being lunatic or crazed. Daily experiences help shape the perspective of people, as well as influences their view of the world. Situations that we as humans come across play a role in how they react in certain scenarios as well. Some of these experiences may trigger social phobia, also referred to as social anxiety. The Social Anxiety Institute defines social anxiety as “the fear of interaction with people that brings on self consciousness, feelings of being negatively judged and evaluated.” Feelings of inferiority, embarrassment, humiliation and depression are commonly associated with this disease. Although many people may question its validity, social anxiety is the most commonly diagnosed disease amongst society.
Social anxiety disorder is known more for being a state of mind than a disease. Researchers have found that several parts of the brain are ramified with fear and anxiety. (National Institute of Mental Health) Social Anxiety can be provoked by one of the many things such as, eating or drinking in front of others, being the center of attention, interacting with others using public toilets, talking on the telephone, asking questions, meeting new people. These scenarios can affect a person, mentally and physically. Making them feel vulnerable while talking, profusely sweating, acute or…

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