Overcome Social Anxiety Disorder For A Quality Life

by Kelvin Redfield on February 26, 2012

People who are suffering from social anxiety disorder tend to avoid going to any social-related situations. It is because these people will feel extremely uncomfortable around other people, especially with a stranger. Do not get wrong about these people. They want to socialize with people, but they can’t. In this article, you will learn about social anxiety disorder and its symptoms, and how to overcome it.

When the social anxiety sufferers are under a great discomfort under the social situations, their unease feeling and worries will manifest into a physical form, and starting to affect their actions and thoughts. The feeling of wanting to escape from the situation is so overwhelming to the point, they starting to swear excessively, and tremble. For more extreme case, they will experience a stomachache and headache. Because of these intense feelings, it is very common for these sufferers have a difficulty to urinate in a public restroom with other people.

Rapid heart beat when you are surrounded by people, or talked with people is another indication that you are social anxiety disorder victim. Also, it is worth to note that this disorder also affects your breathing. You may not notice it on your own, but it is particularly common for the victims are unable to complete their sentences during their conversation with others because they have run out of breath, and need to take a breath…frequently. It is because the victims are too nervous during the conversations.

Another reason why people developed a social anxiety disorder is because they are extremely self-conscious about their appearances and reputations. When they are in social situations, they are constantly worrying about their current pose, position of hands, the way of their dressing or hairstyle. The reason why they are so occupied with this is because they cannot handle the criticism from others. They are afraid that someone may approach them and point out the “wrong” things out.

From normal perspective, running away from social situations look like a good move for social anxiety sufferers, but the truth is, it is not. It is only make the disorder to get worse than usual. If you are avoiding too many social situations, you will become a shut-in. Sure that avoiding everything and everyone are the easiest thing to do, but this is obviously not a healthy approach. No matter how serious is your mental illness, you need a minimum interaction with other to live. There are so many wonderful things that life can offer, and shutting yourself off will leave you out of so many opportunities. It is important for social anxiety victims to stay strong and not to fall into self-pity.

As for the treatment for this disorder, there is no universal cure for everyone. All sufferers have their own symptoms and triggers. This is why social anxiety disorders must seek help from the professionals. The professionals will analyze and figure out the victim disorder, and come out with a suitable treatment for the victim.

For the starter, you should stop worrying what other people think of you. It is because it is impossible to satisfying everyone. There is bound to be someone is going to criticize you, even though you are doing nothing wrong. Also, you should stop checking or worrying your behavior, tone and gesture. No one is going to looking at you. Most of them are busy looking at themselves, as well. There is no reason for you to think that you are special and will attract people’s attentions. Of course, these advices will not help you to overcome the disorder completely, but it does help to reduce your nervousness toward social situations. Combine with the help from the professional, and you can overcome your social disorder in no time. Just don’t give up and fall into self-pity like many sufferers did.

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