Explaining Social Anxiety Disorder

Explaining Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) isn’t about being shy, awkward, or introverted. It’s a problem of connection, attention, and evaluation. It can be debilitating however it’s treatable.

Social anxiety disorder screening: https://nationalsocialanxietycenter.com/liebowitz-sa-scale/

Learn more:
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/social-anxiety-disorder-more-than-just-shyness
https://adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/social-anxiety-disorder
https://www.abct.org/fact-sheets/shyness-social-anxiety-disorder-and-social-phobia/
http://www.dbmhresource.org/uploads/2/2/5/7/22571778/1-s2.0-s0140673608604882-main.pdf
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6448478/

Topics discussed:
0:00​ – Intro
0:30 – What is social anxiety disorder?
3:14 – Why social anxiety disorder matters
6:46 – How social anxiety disorder works
10:01 – How to manage social anxiety disorder
13:09 – How to help someone with social anxiety disorder

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For information purposes only. Does not constitute clinical advice. Consult your local medical authority for advice. The information in this video was accurate as of the upload date, September 7, 2022.

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