Social Anxiety in Mental Health Practice
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This paper explores social anxiety disorder. The disorder is described, then a review of the literature breaks down three areas of treatment used to help the client manage the condition. The disorder is framed in terms of its impact on the affected person and how social work can help in managing it: the paper concludes that social work alone is insufficient to this task.
From the Paper:"Social anxiety disorder, or social phobia, is a condition where the afflicted person experiences "excessive fear of being humiliated or judged negatively in social or performance situations". Persons with social anxiety tend to evaluate the situation prior to engagement and attach a level of emotional investment to the degree of stress created by social expectations. "In feared situations, they tend to be self-conscious and self-critical, and they often experience physical symptoms of anxiety, such as blushing, palpitations ..."
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