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Dealing with social anxiety

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A situation that defines and leads to social anxiety; misconceptions on
the disorder; being shy and how it is as a main factor on feeling
socially anxious; factors on the probable causes of social anxiety; how
anxiety medication can help; how a person can help himself without use of
prescription drugs.

Social anxiety, Anxiety medication

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A speech in front of a hundred people.... but an audience of millions
watching on national television. Sounds scary right? Absolutely. It is
not an exaggeration to say that there are so many people who are totally
terrified of standing in front of a crowd.

           Being shy is a normal human reaction to meeting new people or
standing before a crowd of total strangers. But there are those who are
extremely shy that being in a social activity, group event, or a simple
party is a no-no. Even just being around people and the thought of being
watched by other people gives them butterflies!

           According to the Social Anxiety Association, people with this
disorder are often misdiagnosed as having a condition called
schizophrenia. Others think that extremely shy people are suffering from
manic depression or some other personality disorder. But people with
Social Anxiety Disorder have a much more serious condition that just
having the feeling of having flying insects inside the gut.

           Ordinary people experience shyness and some can actually
fight off their instinct to clam up and shut up. Others have it better
like extroverts who thrive on social interaction. But for people
afflicted with serious social anxiety are often misunderstood, ridiculed,
and resented by other so-called normal people. Genetics, social and
cultural influences, and psychological factors also contribute to social

           By knowing that a person has this type of anxiety disorder,
or any other anxiety attacks for that matter, the immediate solution is
often to ask for a doctor to prescribe anti-anxiety medication.    People
dealing with social disorders can resort to the use of prescription
drugs, coupled with counseling sessions. Anxiety medication is most
effective when it is followed by one-on-one discussions with a therapist
who could provide valuable information and tips to manage the symptoms of
the disorder.          To recover from their problems, people with
anxiety disorders need to gradually open up through therapy,
consultations, or group psychotherapy treatments. All these will help out
in dealing with their status, to start being open to other people.
Eventually, patients in therapy would learn how to manage their feelings.
Exposing them to proper group discussions, cognitive-behavioral therapy,
and other effective anxiety medications can help them cure themselves
without the use of drugs. Being socially inactive is really based on your
personality and how a person sees himself in a positive manner. Anti-
anxiety medications, however, must be taken only with the advice and
approval of a doctor. The unregulated use of these medications may lead
to serious side effects.
      Each of us is unique. Being afflicted with social anxiety disorder
is not the end of one's life...there is hope. Confidence, self-esteem,
and good old-fashioned guts will help people with social anxiety go out
of their shell of extreme shyness and insecurity.   By taking steps to
get healing and help, even the most socially-averse individuals can get
treatment that is necessary to restore their lives and allow them to
pursue fulfillment in their everyday relationships with people.

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