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Antidepressants and Social Anxiety : A Pill for Shyness? - Joyce Libal

Antidepressants and Social Anxiety

A Pill for Shyness?

Hardcover Published: 3rd August 2007
ISBN: 9781422200988
Number Of Pages: 120
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old

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Millions of people use adjectives like shy, introverted, quiet, or introspective to describe themselves, and the world benefits from having people with these personality traits. In some cultures, these are considered to be among the most sought-after virtues.But severe shyness can cause anxiety, and extreme anxiety can lead to a type of fear that is unnecessary. When shyness, anxiety, and fear are carried to their extremes, and when these extremes become nearly constant, they can have negative health consequences. They can even interfere with common aspects of everyday life. This type of anxiety is called social anxiety disorder, and it cuts across race and social class, placing constant restraints on the lives of those who experience it on a regular basis. Social anxiety disorder is the third-most common mental disorder in America today. In this book you will learn to recognize when shyness is so severe that it is classified as a mental disorder and get a clear view of the treatment options that can bring social anxiety disorder under permanent control.

Introductionp. 6
What Is Social Anxiety?p. 9
Diagnosis and Misdiagnosisp. 25
Treatment Optionsp. 39
More About Antidepressantsp. 59
More About Cognitive-Behavioral Therapyp. 77
More Ways to Help Yourself and Some Things to Avoidp. 93
Further Readingp. 104
For More Informationp. 106
Glossaryp. 107
Bibliographyp. 109
Indexp. 110
Picture Creditsp. 111
Biographiesp. 112
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ISBN: 9781422200988
ISBN-10: 1422200981
Series: Antidepressants
Audience: Primary / High School
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 120
Published: 3rd August 2007
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.41