Most people have heard about anxiety, but only a small number are aware of different forms of anxiety. Social anxiety disorder is a popular form of disorders that is characterized by anti social behaviors or feeling of shyness. It is a chronic mental health condition that can cause the patient to fear situations or activities by believing that people around him or her are constantly monitoring or will judge them. Normally people may dread some situations but will avoid doing things that will make them feel humiliated; however, in this context the patient is fearful of everything. There is no known cause of this disorder but there are known factors and events that trigger it. It is believed that hormonal imbalance in the body is a major causative agent; serotonin is one of the chemical in the brain that determines the moods of an individual. There are several modes of treating the disorder one of them being active on social media such as Facebook or twitter.
In the social media platform, the patient can determine how the world views him or her and gradually begin to gain confidence. Psychotherapy is one of the most recommended form of treatment in this context, the therapy is referred to as cognitive behavioral therapy coupled with other different forms of socialization such as social media. Identifying your weakness and accepting it is the first step in overcoming social anxiety disorder, here you can see the best of you and work on your weaknesses to avoid feeling humiliated in front of people. The feeling of shyness is often on your thoughts having control on the thoughts is a major step in treating the disorder. Another therapy that is recommended is exposure therapy; this involves the patient or sufferer regularly facing the situations that they dread most moving to less dreadful ones. This will help the victim to observe that the events are just normal and there is nothing to be scared of, moreover in scenarios where the case is severe anti-serotonin medication can be prescribed.