Sociophobia

Below you will find more information about Sociophobia from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Sociophobia it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Sociophobia and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Sociophobia comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Sociophobia is a kind of social anxiety disorder, a type of mental disorder wherein an individual experiences intense and unfounded fear of social gatherings where there lies a great possibility of being embarrassed and make fun of.

Treatment

Talk therapy with a medical professional and prescription medicines are available to help sociophobics get over this type of anxiety disorder. Counseling or talk therapy is aimed at teaching the sufferers how to react in situations that may trigger the anxiety. Prescription medicines include anti-depressants, anti-anxiety medicines and beta-blockers.

Symptoms and Signs

An individual with sociophobia presents two general symptoms which are emotional symptoms and physical symptoms. ò Manifestations of emotional symptoms include the following: i) Great fear of being in a situation surrounded by others ii) Being tremendously afraid of criticism iii) Being too much concerned about embarrassing one's self iv) Fear without any basis that someone may notice that you are angry v) Terrible anxiety that may affect your daily routines and other activities ò Physical symptoms that indicates sociophobia includes: i) Cold and clammy hands ii) Difficulty in maintaining eye to eye contact iii) Blushing iv) Trembling v) Nausea vi) Stomach upset vii) Shaky voice viii) Confusion ix) Profuse sweating and nervousness

Causes

In most cases, Sociophobia is caused by intense fear of being observed and scrutinized.

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