Definition of 'social phobia'

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The most common include social phobia, agoraphobia and claustrophobia. The Sun (2013)It is often linked to excessive shyness or a social phobia. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A system of graded self-exposure is the evidence-based treatment for social phobia. Times, Sunday Times (2013)More complicated problems, like agoraphobia or severe social phobia, might need more intense treatment, or even medication - especially if they're making you depressed, too. The Sun (2010)Those with social phobia have a profound and enduring fear of negative evaluation in social situations where they panic that they will shame themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is also thought to be a link with social phobia (fear of being criticised by other people), as well as eating disorders. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A surprising number of people have a fear of public speaking - a social phobia associated with an intense reaction to being evaluated by others. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Some people are naturally shy, while others may be described as having a social phobia or at least avoidant streaks in their personalities. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's also possible that treatment for a relatively simple problem such as social phobia can reveal more deep-seated problems that require long-term treatment. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In a 2006 study, 84% of patients no longer met diagnostic criteria for social phobia after cognitive therapy. Times, Sunday Times (2007)


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