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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He added that in primary school students the most frequent is social phobia, which prevents them from performing in exhibitions before the public, but there are also behavioral problems, often derived from schools; or learning problems due to attention deficit or hyperactivity disorders that lead to poor school performance despite having an optimal IQ.
(2003) evaluated patients with SAD and controls in the free observation of emotional faces with negative, positive, and neutral valences for 10 s and found that individuals with social phobia had a different scanning strategy than the control group.
also observed that patients with social phobia display a NSSI 2.27 times higher than those in healthy control group in their lifetime period (11).
Social phobia: fear of interacting with other people
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. Dadds, Barrett, Rapee and Ryan (1996) indicated similar factors in their research.
De esta manera, el proposito de la presente investigacion es analizar, en muestras mexicanas, las propiedades psicometricas de la version en espanol del Inventario de Fobia Social (Social Phobia Inventory, SPIN; Connor, et al., 2000).
The prevalence of social phobia among school adolescents varied from country to country [5].
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.
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.
Q My son suffers from social phobia. The antidepressants he is taking don't work well for him.

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