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Anxiety and Social Anxiety

Social anxiety

Social anxiety is the fear of  interaction with other people that brings on self-consciousness, intense fear of embarrassment, feelings of being negatively judged or evaluated, and, this will lead to avoiding social situations altogether.

Social anxiety is the fear of being judged and evaluated negatively by other people, leading to feelings of inadequacy, inferiority, embarrassment, humiliation, and depression.

Generalized Anxiety

This disorder involves anticipating disaster nearly all the time, often worrying excessively about several different areas of like such as health, money, family, relationships, school, friends, or work. Sometimes just the thought of getting through the day can trigger anxiety.

Common experiences include:

Can't control excessive worrying

Difficulty falling or staying asleep

Muscle tension

Expect the worst

Worry excessively even when there are no signs of trouble

Unable to relax


Easily startled

Difficulty concentrating or the mind goes blank

Panic Disorder 

A panic attack is a sudden rush of uncomfortable physical symptoms coupled with thoughts of impending doom (making a scene, heart attack, not being able to breathe).  Although the first panic attack may take place in a distinct situation, further episodes are unpredictable.

Common experiences include: 

Racing heart

Feeling weak, faint, or dizzy

Tingling or numbness in the hands and fingers

Sense of terror, or impending doom or death

Feeling sweaty or having chills

Chest pains

Breathing difficulties

Feeling a loss of control

Feeling like one is "going crazy" or "just need to get out of here."

Treatment Involves:




Exposure Therapy

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

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