social phobia


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social phobia

social phobia

n
(Psychology) psychol a type of anxiety disorder characterized by shyness and heightened self-consciousness in particular social situations
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.social phobia - any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with situations in which you are subject to criticism by others (as fear of eating in public or public speaking etc)
phobia, phobic disorder, phobic neurosis - an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations; "phobic disorder is a general term for all phobias"
androphobia - a morbid fear of men
gynophobia - a morbid fear of women
satanophobia - an abnormal fear of Satan
school phobia - a child's sudden fear of attending school
traumatophobia - a morbid fear of battle or physical injury
xenophobia - a fear of foreigners or strangers
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By the time fellow pupils' 18th birthday celebrations came around, she missed out on all of them as her worsening social phobia caused up to 15 panic attacks a day.
Social phobia, also known as social anxiety disorder, can develop in childhood or early adolescence and about 15 million American adults experience it, NIMH reports.
The Prince's Trust & Samsung Celebrate Success Awards, held at Leicester Square Odeon, recognised Asperger's sufferer Emma's success story since she overcame the severe social phobia she developed on being bullied at school.
Major implications for future study are discussed, as social phobia is not at all uncommon in young children, and even teenagers and adults.
They also had greater chances to experience obsessive-compulsive disorder, separation anxiety and social phobia.
First, it is important to assess the level of disability to help distinguish social phobia from shyness.
Oral MAO inhibitors have proved at least as effective as cognitive-behavioral therapy or benzodiazepines for social phobia.
Therapist's manual for cognitive-behavioral group therapy for adolescent social phobia.
8220;Panic disorders are considered something different from social phobia, which is considered something different from PTSD.
Shyness writ large - which is what a social phobia basically is - can stop people simply speaking to people and forces them to avoid social situations.
HONOLULU--Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy could cure half of patients with internalizing mental disorders, including depression, social phobia, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder, a review of data suggests.

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