social phobia

(redirected from Social anxiety)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Related to Social anxiety: social anxiety disorder

social phobia

[¦sōsh·əl ¦fō·be·ə]
(psychology)
An anxiety disorder characterized by intense fear of social or performance situations.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
perceived social support) that may affect the relationship between mindfulness and social anxiety.
However, not all studies have found that substance use of young people is associated with social anxiety disorder or social anxiety related symptoms.
If social anxiety is having a significant impact on your daily life then talk to your GP about what support is available in your area.
Overall, the effect size of cognitive behavioral programs for the treatment of childhood social anxiety disorder (or social phobia) ranges from moderate to high.
SSRIs are the first-line medications used to treat social anxiety disorder, and the effective doses are often higher than effective antidepressant doses, although we often titrate toward those doses more slowly with anxious patients to avoid side effects that might increase or exacerbate their anxiety.
The fourth model, personality traits approach states that social anxiety occurs due to differences in the emotional, cognitive and behavioral aspects of personality and shyness may even have an inherited component.
The DSM-5 Social Anxiety Disorder Severity Scale - Child Form assesses the severity of social anxiety symptoms in children and adolescents aged between 11 and 17 years.
Psychologists are trained to help people with social anxiety and can offer cognitive behaviour therapy and reassurance.
Social anxiety was assessed with the 24--item Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale-Self Report version (LSAS-SR) developed in 1987 by Michael Liebowitz.
Synopsis: Often baffling to parents, teachers, and some therapists, the social anxiety disorder known as selective mutism prevents children from moving toward normal social communication, critical in the school-age years.
Social Anxiety, General Anxiety, OCD, ADD & ADHD, Tourette Syndrome, Mild & Major Depressions

Full browser ?