Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Disorder

Learn more about social anxiety disorder and social phobias. Those diagnosed with social anxiety disorder have irrational fears of being embarrassed in public that can worsen over time. Other social phobias could be a specific social phobia such as fear of public speaking or speaking over the phone. Find out about the causes of social phobias and social anxiety disorder as well as symptoms, diagnosis, treatment methods and related conditions.

Social Phobia Self Help Methods

Social phobia is a limiting disorder which can be helped by treatment, but many who suffer from it don’t seek treatment because the experience induces a high level of anxiety. Self-help methods for social phobia may provide some relief for sufferers. Some techniques are outlined in this article.

What is Automysophobia?

Are you constantly washing your hands and taking baths more often than usual due to fear of becoming in contact with dirt or germs? If so, then you may be a victim of automysophobia. “Auto” meaning self, “mysos” meaning dirt and “phobia” meaning fear breaks down the meaning of this disorder.