Healthy Living

Social Anxiety Disorder? Self-esteem issue

Social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia or social phobia, is a psychological condition in which the strong and pervasive fear of social situations prevails.

By improving self-esteem, you are training to overcome social anxiety, exaggerated export worries, and interact with others.

Social anxiety, how does it want?

Before explaining in detail what social anxiety disorder is, I want to anticipate a very important concept that not everyone knows.

Those who suffer from social anxiety over those who do not suffer, tend to have attitudes of submission, feel more often guilty and attribute to themselves a “low value”.

In essence, those who suffer from social anxiety have a low self-esteem, that is, they have a “low self-esteem”.

In fact, those who suffer from social anxiety disorder quickly improves when they start working on self-esteem, sense of self-efficacy perceived and re-evaluating their internal resources.

What is Social Anxiety?

Who escapes from others and is afraid to act, feels embarrassed and fears to be judged negatively, suffers from social anxiety also called social phobia.

This type of anxiety can lead to a life of heavy emotions that push to avoid most social situations, for the fear of behaving wrongly and being judged badly.

Social anxiety undermines your life

Social anxiety is a widespread psychic disturbance and statistics show that a percentage ranges between 10% and 15% and affects both men and women.

On the one hand, those who suffer from social anxiety disorder strongly fear all those situations that imply the necessity of having to do something in front of others; on the other, it is very shameful for what it feels and sometimes symptoms such as: redness, tremor, sweating and tachycardia.

Social anxiety compromises the normal course of your life, and if not cared for it can lead to depression.

The reactions are subjective

Scientific studies have found that this disorder is distinguished in two types of social anxiety:

Simple Social Anxiety:  When you experience a high state of anxiety only in one or a few types of situations.

For example, you are incapable of speaking in public, but you have no problems in other social situations, like attending a party or talking to others.

General Social Anxiety:  When, on the other hand, they are afraid of all social situations.

In more severe cases, social anxiety can become pervasive and result in the avoidable personality disorder.

Symptoms of social anxiety

 About Thoughts

  • Intense and constant concern about how others will judge
  • Think of inadequacy, anything you do or say is considered wrong or stupid
  • It is thought to be always observed by others
  • You do not believe in your abilities
  • You are overcritical towards yourself

About Behavior

  • Avoid situations
  • Avoid looking into the eyes of others
  • You cannot declare your needs
  • Excuse me without reason
  • You stand apart
  • You cannot say “No” when you need it

 About Physical Sensations

  • Tachycardia
  • Sweating
  • Tremor
  • Stomach ache
  • Nausea
  • Muscle tension
  • Breathable breathing
  • Dizziness

About Emotions

  • Intense agitation when approaching the dreaded situation
  • You feel incapable
  • Embarrassment and shame
  • Sadness

How do we cure Social Anxiety?

I recall that the latest scientific studies on anxiety care have shown that psychological, rather than pharmacological, therapies resolve root anxiety problems and it is more difficult to fall back than those who have been pharmacologically treated.

Of course, if you want, you can treat yourself to the psychiatric drugs by introducing body chemicals that will temporarily repair the damage.

But if you really want to take care of your social anxiety, you will have to turn to psychological therapies that focus on modifying dysfunctional thoughts, on the other hand, to the recovery of your abilities and skills in dealing with life.

Complex issues such as social anxiety, often associated with depression, are equally complex.

And although a multitude of basic doctors and psychiatrists have relied on serotonergic drug therapy , as magically capable of freeing millions of people from the weight of such a disabling syndrome, it is certainly not the increase in serotonin  to resolve anxiety and no other psychopathology.

This demonstrates how a simplistic theory of the human mind, such as the one behind the elementary deficiency of the monoamine neurotransmitter, neglects the real causes underlying the primary human psychological needs.

The true care of social anxiety requires a rejuvenation of narcissistic wounds that have led to mechanisms of dysfunctional thinking and that continue to act within us.

As we all know, what matters most is not so much the reality in itself, but the personal interpretation we give it.

Just as, more is our subjective perception of situations and the significance we give to the events of our lives.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *