Social Anxiety Disorder ( Sad )

1901 Words Dec 3rd, 2014 8 Pages
Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) is defined as a chronic and often disabling condition that is associated with uncontrollable worry and tension with symptoms that include restlessness, fatigue, irritability, muscle tension, and/or sleep disturbance. People with social anxiety disorder also experience an intense, persistent fear of drawing attention to themselves in social situations, believing that their flaws will be exposed and that they will be negatively evaluated and rejected. It’s a terrible and vicious cycle of anxiety and worry that interferes with careers, everyday life, and relationships, and often causes the individual to develop depression. This disorder is much more than the normal anxiety that everyone experiences from time to time, and can be crippling in its severity. As one of the most common psychiatric disorders in the United States, studies have shown a lifetime frequency rate as high as 12% to 16%. This disorder is associated with significant impairment in social, occupational, and daily functioning. Social Anxiety Disorder is unlikely to disappear without proper treatment, and often worsens over time. Social Anxiety Disorder is studied under seven psychological perspectives; Biological, Evolutionary, Cognitive, Social, Developmental, Clinical and Individual perspective and personality. Every perspective contains a unique explanation, description of symptoms, and treatment process and every person with Social Anxiety Disorder experiences different effects.…
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