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Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) Questions

What is social anxiety disorder and its symptoms?

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is a type of disorder that is more common than any other anxiety disorder. This disorder can make someone have panic attacks within a large group setting or when around strangers. In the most intense form of this disorder, some people cannot stand to be in public or around others. When suffering from SAD, individuals may have symptoms of:
• Excessive sweating
• Excessive blushing
• Trembling
• Heart beating faster
• Nausea
• Panic attacks

When there is an issue with SAD, questions may arise regarding how to treat the condition. Below are a few questions about social anxiety disorder that are answered by the Experts.

Can SAD cause someone to have issues with crowds and what can be done to treat this?

When someone suffers from a social anxiety disorder, this condition may make it impossible for them to be in large crowds. In many cases, some medications can be prescribed in order to help them with the feelings they obtain from SAD. The medications that are often given are referred to as anti-depressants.

Can social anxiety disorder be cured?

When someone has social anxiety, the symptoms of this disorder can be treated but not totally cured. When this type of disorder is diagnosed, treating the symptoms and help the symptoms may be all that can be done by a doctor. If the symptoms do change, the treatment will need to be changed as well.

Besides medications what can be used to treat panic attacks from SAD?

When someone is having a panic attack because of SAD, the individual may need to be treated with a medication. If someone is still suffering from panic attacks, learning different ways to manage these attacks can be necessary. Learning to breathe and help get the attack under control can help with sudden panic attacks.

What can someone do to treat SAD if they do not want to be placed on medications?

When suffering from SAD, the individual may not want other individuals to know. Seeking therapy and help for this condition may be the only way for someone to be able to manage the side effects. If someone does not want to seek medication, then therapy may be able to benefit them by teaching them how to cope with the anxiety without medications.

Can an emotional trauma cause someone to have issues with SAD and how can this be treated?

In some situations, when someone has suffered from some sort of emotional trauma, social anxiety can manifest and trigger the memories of the previous issues. Seeking mental help may be able to curb the feeling and even help them deal with this disorder as well as deal with the past emotional issues.

What techniques can someone do if they suffer from SAD when they are in large crowds and has a panic attack?

When a person has SAD and they are in large crowds, the following techniques may help them calm down:
• Find a quiet place to relax and be away from the crowd
• Close the eyes and grit the teeth to help tense the body
• Exhale while slowly relaxing the entire body
• Inhale and count to 8
• Slowly relax all muscles while breathing in and out slowly
• Proceeded back into the crowd breathing slowly

Social anxiety disorder is a type of disorder that can cause someone to have issues with panic attacks when placed in a large crowd or out in public. When someone suffers from this condition, questions about how to cope can arise. When answers to any questions regarding social anxiety disorders are needed, individuals can ask the Experts.
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