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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Shy bladder, or fear of using public loos, is also one of the most severe social phobias and affects up to four million people in the UK," Prof Gardner says.
Rubin, Lemare and Lollis (1990) concluded that the way parents deal with their children and the environment they provide is a major factor for the development of social phobia.
Social phobia and number of social fears, and their association with comorbidity, healthrelated quality of life and help seeking.
Both braces discomfort and social phobia were common in the participants of the current study.
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.
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.
The most common social phobia is the fear of public speaking.
The SPAI consists of 45 items arranged into two subscales, one for Social phobia (32 items) and the other for Agoraphobia (13 items).

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