Social Anxiety Disorder Therapy

Social Anxiety Disorder is characterized by an intense fear of being judged, rejected, or humiliated in social situations. Individuals with social anxiety disorder worry excessively about appearing anxious or awkward. As a result, they often go out of their way to avoid situations that include interacting with, or performing in front of, others. This fear can make it difficult to find and keep a job, develop friendships and romantic relationships, attend school, or complete daily activities.

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

Treatment

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.