SAD – Social Phobia

Shyness or Social Phobia?

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There is an ongoing debate about what constitutes shyness and at what point it turns into Social Phobia (also known as Social Anxiety Disorder). Some, such as Christopher Lane, in his "Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness" say that normal shyness has been medicalized by an over-enthusiastic drug industry and the psychiatrists who wrote [...]

Social Phobia Fear Inhibited by Hormone Oxytocin

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  Social Phobia is an Anxiety Disorder that affects up to 40 million Americans. Also called Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), Social Phobia, is characterized by overwhelming anxiety and excessive self-consciousness in everyday social situations. People with Social Phobia have a persistent, intense, and chronic fear of being watched and judged by others and of being [...]

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