If you get tensed or nervous while giving a speech in front of many people or attending an interview regarding a job, there are chances that you might be suffering from social anxiety disorder. The underlying cause for this social anxiety disorder is often the fear of getting judged, embarrassed, or scrutinized in public. Though the person suffering from this knows that they are irrational about the feelings, they still could not overcome them.
The psychological symptoms of the social anxiety disorder include:
=> Extreme worry before a social situation even before months
=> Fear of getting watched by someone you don’t know
=> Fear of being judged
=> Avoid social meetings, and
=> Acting nervous
Physical symptoms of the social anxiety disorder include:
=> Shaky voice
=> Dry mouth
=> Rapid breathing
=> Pounding heart, and
There are varied types of treatments for anxiety. Some of them are:
=> Antidepressants: Antidepressants like Zoloft, Effexor, and Paxil are very popular and are also approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
=> Beta Blockers: Beta blockers which are used in the treatment for anxiety relieves it. They block the adrenaline flow during the time. They do not cure emotional symptoms and cures physical symptoms only.
=> Benzodiazepines: These are the fast acting medication for anxiety. They are also sedative. But they are addictive and have to be used as a last medication.
The other effective treatment for anxiety is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). It is completely based on the things that affects the persons and also indulge in changing your thinking patterns.
Group therapy for anxiety utilizes videotaping and observing, mock interviews, and other exercises to face the real world and come out of anxiety. As the practice make you feel comfortable and help you change for the better.