Understanding Social Anxiety
It is common to feel a bit of anxiety around other people from time to time. If the anxiety is more severe than regular shyness, and is interfering with your ability to live your life, you may be suffering from social anxiety: one of the most common anxiety disorders. It is thought that between 2 and 7 people out of every 100 experience social anxiety disorder every year [1, 2]. The good news is that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an effective psychological treatment for social anxiety disorder, and with the right treatment you can recover. This guide will help you to understand: • What social anxiety is. • Why social anxiety might not get better by itself. • Treatments for social anxiety.