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Social Anxiety Disorder

DO SOCIAL SITUATIONS INTIMIDATE YOU?

Are you experiencing intense nervousness and self-consciousness from fear of being closely watched, judged and criticized by others?

Are you afraid you will made mistakes, look bad and be embarrassed or humiliated in front of others?

Do you feel you are socially inept; haven't got the right social skills to engage with others?

Have you started to avoid certain social situations, or tolerate them with extreme distress?

Are you suffering for days or weeks prior to an upcoming social event ("anticipatory" anxiety)?

Are you super sensitive to criticism and rejection?

Do you have a real difficulty asserting yourself to others?

Does being the focus of any attention bring about sheer panic with sweating, heart palpitations, flushing?

If some of these behaviors sound like you, you could be struggling with Social Anxiety Disorder. If you want to join in rather than opt out of life, please contact Dr. Susie (drsusie@me.com) to help you thrive again.

Dr. Susie is a cognitive behavioral therapist. The goal of cognitive behavioral therapy is to guide the individual's thoughts in a more rational direction and help the person stop avoiding situations that once caused anxiety. It teaches people to react differently to the situations that trigger their anxiety symptoms.