Anxiety is a fairly generic term that describes a wide variety of specific feelings or emotions. In fact, there are several subcategories of anxiety that can indicate a more specific form of the condition. One such subset is social anxiety disorder. This condition occurs when certain social situations and scenarios cause anxiety or anxious feelings. However, these social stimuli that cause anxiety are not always the same for every person. Some people experience them in certain places or with certain types of people. Conversely, others may have a more general type of social anxiety. If you struggle with a social anxiety disorder, you need social anxiety disorder treatment in San Diego.
Social Anxiety Disorder Therapy
Social Anxiety Disorder is characterized by an intense fear of being judged, rejected, or humiliated in social situations. Individuals with social anxiety disorder worry excessively about appearing anxious or awkward. As a result, they often go out of their way to avoid situations that include interacting with or performing in front of others. This fear can make it difficult to find and keep a job, develop friendships and romantic relationships, attend school, as well as complete daily activities.
Signs & Symptoms
Social anxiety disorder’s triggers aren’t always simple to identify. While social situations and stimuli are the primary triggers, different scenarios can trigger different people. Not everyone gets anxious in the same social situations. Some don’t enjoy crowds, some can’t speak publicly, and others simply don’t like being the center of attention. Either way, the anxiety they experience comes from different scenarios. When performing in front of, or being around others, people with social anxiety disorder may:
- Be extremely fearful of being judged
- Feel very self-conscious, embarrassed, or awkward
- Go out of their way to avoid meeting new people or go to new places
- Experience nausea, rapid heart rate, sweating, or trembling
- Avoid eye contact or speak in hushed tones
Forms of Treatment Programs
At True Life Center, we fully understand that there’s no one-size-fits-all treatment program. People have different issues, different responsibilities, and also different amounts of time they can commit toward treatment. For this reason, you will find that we offer multiple levels of treatment programs. These programs vary in their levels of intensity and the commitment they require from the patient. Of course, finding the right level of treatment for you is the best way to ensure your program is the most effective it can possibly be.
True Life Centers offers multiple programs, which include:
- Residential-style Treatment
- Partial Hospitalization Program
- Intensive Outpatient Program
- Trauma Therapy Program
Each of these programs can effectively treat social anxiety. However, they aren’t all necessarily effective for the same patient. Of course, speaking with your therapist is one of the best ways to determine which type of program is the best fit for your unique needs.
True Life Center’s Evidence-Based Social Anxiety Disorder Treatment
True Life Center in San Diego can effectively treat your social anxiety disorder with a combination of psychotherapy, psychiatry, and integrative services. Treatments include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which has a very high success rate in the treatment of anxiety. In addition, a number of medications (typically SSRIs or SNRIs) have proven to be useful in alleviating symptoms. True Life’s neurobiological approach combines acupuncture, fitness, mindfulness, yoga, and nutrition with psychotherapy and psychiatric interventions. As a result, patients with social anxiety disorder learn to mitigate anxiety’s impact on the mind and body, and develop strategies for sustainable health practices.
Don’t delay the professional treatment you know you need for your social anxiety. You don’t have to the person at the party or family event who avoids contact with others. Learn how to overcome your social anxiety, and also learn a new way of feeling about your social life. Call True Life Center at 866.420.1792 today for more info.