Signs & Symptoms
When performing in front of, or being around others, Individuals with social anxiety disorder may:
- Be extremely fearful of being judged
- Feel very self-conscious, embarrassed, or awkward
- Go out of their way to avoid meeting new people or go new places
- Experience nausea, rapid heart rate, sweating, or trembling
- Avoid eye contact or speak in hushed tones
Social anxiety disorder can be effectively treated with a combination of psychotherapy, psychiatry, and integrative services. Therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) have a very high success rate in the treatment of anxiety, while a number of medications (typically SSRIs or SNRIs) have proven to be useful in alleviating symptoms. Through True Life’s neurobiological approach – which combines acupuncture, fitness, mindfulness, yoga and nutrition with psychotherapy and psychiatric interventions – patients with social anxiety disorder learn to mitigate anxiety’s impact on the mind and body, and develop strategies for sustainable health practices.