Boston Neurobehavioral Associates
Psychiatry & Psychotherapist located in New Bedford, MA & Brockton, MA
An intense fear of social situations leads to avoidance due to the fear of negative evaluation or embarrassment.
Social Anxiety Q&A
What are some common symptoms of social anxiety disorder?
Symptoms of social anxiety disorder can include excessive fear or worry about social situations, avoidance of social situations, physical symptoms such as sweating or trembling, and negative thoughts or beliefs about oneself in social situations.
What causes social anxiety disorder?
The exact causes of social anxiety disorder are not fully understood, but genetics, environmental factors, and underlying brain chemistry may all play a role.
How is social anxiety disorder treated?
Treatment for social anxiety disorder may involve therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and medication, such as antidepressants or anti-anxiety medication.
Can social anxiety disorder be cured?
While social anxiety disorder cannot be cured, it can be effectively managed with treatment. Many individuals with social anxiety disorder are able to lead fulfilling and productive lives with the help of therapy and medication.
How common is social anxiety disorder?
Social anxiety disorder is estimated to affect about 7% of the general population.
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