About social phobia?

Social phobia is a type that manifests itself in social situations such as speaking in public, eating, attending an event, or giving a presentation at school.
anxiety disorder. Especially communicating with unfamiliar people and being in front of others is extremely uncomfortable for the person with social phobia. These people fear being negatively judged or rejected by others. Anxiety about embarrassing or making a fool of oneself in social situations is also constantly experienced. Recognizing that anxiety is exaggerated and often unreasonable isn’t enough to change that. Therefore, the person either completely avoids any social environment that triggers his anxiety or endures this environment with great distress. Flushing, trembling, nausea Social phobia has physical and behavioral symptoms in three main areas. With the fear reaction triggered in social environments, physical symptoms such as blushing, trembling, sweating, rapid heartbeat, nausea, and tension in the muscles are experienced. The person thinks how inadequate and worthless he is. One of the typical thought patterns is believing that a person will be disgraced by acting inappropriately and that others will judge him or her as stupid, weak, and cowardly. In the behavioral dimension, they often avoid eye contact, speak as little and quietly as possible, and stay away from feared social situations.

Triggering risk factors It is possible to talk about various risk factors that may be effective in social phobia. Congenital temperamental traits, being extremely disturbed by new and unfamiliar situations seen in early childhood, and acting timidly are shown as examples. Another important risk factor is
experiences such as ridicule, contempt, and exclusion within social groups. Overprotective parental attitudes, which may negatively affect the child’s self-confidence development, are also at risk.
How should it be approached?
Social phobia may not be perceived as a psychological disorder. Because the situation of children who behave shyly because of social phobia is confused with being a master and is welcomed by the society. As this prevents diagnosis and early treatment, the problem becomes chronic. Parents and teachers should be made aware of this common anxiety disorder in young people and should be informed about getting help from a specialist. These children need a sensitive, reassuring, warm approach. They should be excluded from society.

Affects academic achievement The life of the person suffering from social phobia is adversely affected in many ways. Having to ask something or answer a question in public, presenting in front of others can be stressful. Since most of these situations occur at school, the academic success of those with social phobia is also adversely affected if no help is sought. Difficulty relating to other students
It can be seen that some people drop out of school life and vocational training does not take place due to shyness in talking to the teacher and increasing test anxiety. In addition, social relations are also disrupted. Failure to establish close friendships causes the individual to stay away from the positive effects that may be important for personality development and to become increasingly lonely. This is due to the lack of social relations and the constant feelings of insecurity.
People are at a very high risk of becoming depressed. Do not run away from sociality, face it. In order for the person to get out of the loneliness he is trapped in and to cope with the fears that arise in social environments, he should be referred to a specialist. While helping the person to question negative beliefs and replace them with positive beliefs; In the behavioral dimension, it is ensured that the person confronts the social situation they avoid and tries alternative behaviors. For example, a
If the student is unable to be heard at school and concludes that others don’t find him interesting and don’t care, the next time he
can avoid this situation. Sessions help the person question this conclusion and gain positive experiences when he experiences the same situation again.

In social phobias that develop due to traumatic experiences in social environments, the application of TMS (Magnetic Stimulation) is effective and permanent.
It is extremely important for getting results.

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