Social Anixiety or Shyness?
What is Social Anxiety Disorder (also referred to as social phobia)? Is social anxiety a severe form of shyness? Listen to this video where Dr. Granet of “Health Matters” talks with leading expert, Dr. Murray Stein, about social anxiety disorder and how approximately 5% of the general population is affected. Find out the symptoms and latest treatments that are available. Series: “Health Matters”
Have you had social anxiety for so long (since childhood) that you feel like “it’s just me”? Social anxiety is very treatable and you can get help. Read this Preface from the book Triumph Over Shyness: Conquering Social Anxiety Disorder, Second Edition.
The meek shall inherit the Earth.
Speak softly and carry a big stick.
There’s nothing wrong with being shy. The world needs some quiet, thoughtful, introspective people. People who don’t shoot (off their mouths)
first and ask questions later (or never). People who are reluctant to intrude and careful not to offend.
So if you’re shy and proud of it, read something else. Buy this book if you want to—the proceeds go to a worthy cause (the Anxiety Disorders
Association of America, sadly, not our retirement funds)—and give it to someone who is bothered by social anxiety.
And there’s the rub. Many people aren’t happy about being shy. They find it prevents them from expressing themselves, from making friends, and
from enjoying life to its fullest. For some people, shyness is a cocoon. It’s safe and warm and quiet. But it can also be confining, dark, and lonely. If
you choose to triumph over shyness, this book will help you break free.
Source: Triumph Over Shyness: Conquering Social Anxiety Disorder, Second Edition (p. ix)
If you think you might suffer from social anxiety disorder, here is a Screening for Social Anxiety Disorder. Just answer the questions, print out the results, and share them with your health care professional.
The Anxiety Disorders Association of America publishes this book Triumph Over Shyness: Conquering Social Anxiety Disorder, Second Edition. Authors Murray Stein, MD, MPH, and John Walker, PhD. provide these self help practical tips, helpful techniques, and more to help suffering with social anxiety disorder (social phobia). Order your copy today.
Triumph Over Shyness – Conquering Social Anxiety by Murray B. Stein, MD, MPH and John R. Walker, PhD Published by the Anxiety Disorders Association of America ADAA.org