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Social Anxiety


DISORDERS:


It is a behavior pattern that is common among people who are under distress.  Many people encounter disorders in their life that affect the way they feel, act, and think.   The common among them are social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and separation anxiety disorder.


SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER:   The person who is affected by this disorder feels fearful of being negatively judged or being publicly embarrassed by their actions.  They are usually scared of intimacy, humiliation, and stage fright.  As a result of this, their normal life is hindered.


OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER:  People who suffer from this repeat something over and again. For example: checking the stove or lock several times, and obsessed with cleanliness: like washing hands repetitively.  These people know that their obsessions or compulsions are unreasonable, but since it helps alleviate their anxiety, they do it over and over again.


POST-TRAUMATIC DISORDER:  Army personnel who return from war, women who were raped, and people who experienced sudden death or accidents are affected by this.  This is a serious disorder that can lead to suicide.  They suffer from flashbacks of those disturbing incidents they experienced in the past. 


SEPARATION-ANXIETY DISORDER:  Here, the person experiences a very high amount of anxiety when he/she is removed or separated from a place or person that gave them a sense of security or safety.  It usually results in panic. 


CAUSES FOR ANXIETY :


Many factors are responsible for causing anxieties: genetics, abnormal brain function, environment, Medical factors, etc.

Genetics: If your father or mother had anxiety issues, you are most likely to have one.

Brain Chemistry:  If the neurotransmitters in the brain are dysfunctional, you are likely to face anxiety.

Medical:  Serious sicknesses – in the past and present, side effects from certain medication, etc, can cause one.

Environment:  Stress at work, divorce, abuse, natural disasters, and sometimes lack of oxygen can cause one.


 HANDLING AND TREATING ANXIETIES:


The treatment for these anxiety disorders are usually done by psycho therapy, behavioral therapy and medications.  Also, exercise, meditation, taking warm baths, supportive family and friends, healthy foods, and prayer can help overcome people overcome anxieties.


                    
        
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