Social Phobia

Social phobia is a chronic mental disorder called social anxiety disorder, which disrupts the individual's social life and interferes with daily activities. Emotional and behavioral symptoms include embarrassment, fear to speak with people, avoiding activities that need a center of attention, negative thoughts, fear of being judged, thinking about the flaws only, etc. Blushing, increased heartbeat, profuse sweating, stomach upset, nausea, dizziness, etc., are the physical symptoms. Psychotherapy, along with medications, manage this condition. Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor is the first choice of drug for social phobia. Antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, and beta-blockers also help in treating the disease.

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I have a social disorder, where I cannot speak freely in groups. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a social disorder, where I cannot speak freely in groups. Due to this, I have started feeling depressed on a regular basis and this has caused inefficiency in my tasks. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It sounds like you may be experiencing a social anxiety disorder, which can be very distressing and impact various areas of your life. Some general measures you can take to address social anxiety disorder include: Mindfulness and relaxation techniques: Techniques su...  Read Full »

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