Lots of people get nervous or self-conscious when going into new situations for the first time or when giving a speech or interviewing for a new job. But social anxiety, or social phobia, is more than just shyness or occasional nerves.
With social anxiety disorder, you may:
• It is one of the most common mental health conditions.
• Up to 1 in 10 adults have social phobia to some degree.
• It usually develops in the teenage years and is usually a lifelong problem unless treated.
• Just over twice as many women are affected than men.
CBT is an effective treatment for this condition and will help you to face your fears, gradually over time and with the support of your therapist, help you build your confidence to start enjoying your life.
You and your therapist will identify your goals for treatment and usually lasts between 8 – 12 sessions.
For more information on Social Phobia please see: www.nice.org.uk