Anti-depressants on the most common choice of medication specifically selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs as well as benzodiazepines and beta blockers SSRIs help regulate serotonin levels in the brain while SNR eyes help regulate serotonin norepinephrine and dopamine to manage anxiety.
Benzodiazepines are psychoactive drugs that have a relaxing effect and beta blockers can help ease the physical symptoms of performance anxiety though medication can be effective in the short term, cognitive behavioral therapy has more advantages in the long term due to the potential of unwanted side effects. So as a quick recap, people with social anxiety disorder have heightened anxiety about acting in a way or showing symptoms of anxiety that will be negatively scrutinized by others, anxiety that is restricted only to performance is a specific type of social anxiety, the anxiety is almost always present in a particular social situation and it’s severe enough that it interferes with the normal course of life.

Some emotional and behavioral signs and symptoms of social anxiety disorder can include constant:

Fear of situations in which you may be judged negatively

Worry about embarrassing or humiliating yourself

Intense fear of interacting or talking with strangers

Fear that others will notice that you look anxious

Fear of physical symptoms that may cause you embarrassment, such as blushing, sweating, trembling or having a shaky voice

Avoidance of doing things or speaking to people out of fear of embarrassment

Avoidance of situations where you might be the center of attention

Anxiety in anticipation of a feared activity or event

Intense fear or anxiety during social situations

Analysis of your performance and identification of flaws in your interactions after a social situation

Expectation of the worst possible consequences from a negative experience during a social situation

While some physical signs and symptoms can sometimes accompany social anxiety disorder and may include:


Fast heartbeat



Upset stomach or nausea

Trouble catching your breath

Dizziness or lightheadedness

Feeling that your mind has gone blank

Muscle tension.

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