All posts tagged: Psychische Erkrankung

How to tell it apart: Introversion vs. Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety Disorder also called “social phobia” is the third largest mental health care problem in the world today and US-studies have shown that it affects over 7% of the population. The definition of social anxiety is the fear of social situations which involves interaction with other people, that may or may not judge you negatively for the things you say or do (or not). Social Anxiety is a chronic disorder. It doesn’t go away on its own and it stays as long as you don’t treat it for example through therapy, that helps you to learn how to overcome it. How does Social Anxiety look like? Some of the most common symptoms of Social Anxiety are for example… Excessive sweating & a dry throat Trembling of your muscles Racing heart High level of fear extreme self-consciousness extreme nervousness Those symptoms can be triggered by nearly any social situation.Example:You’re sitting in school or university and the teacher/professor is asking you to answer a question in front of everyone sitting in that room. If you have …