There’s no one thing that causes social anxiety disorder.Genetics likely has something to do with it: If you have a family member with social phobia, you’re more at risk of having it, too.Results consistently indicate that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most effective treatment strategy for treating a variety of conditions including anxiety disorders (Deacon & Abramowitz, 2004; Norton & Price, 2007; Stewart & Chamblass, 2009).Other therapeutic strategies tend to be ineffective for anxiety disorders. Yesterday I was visiting a couple of friends in my hometown and a guy I hadn't seen in around 20 years was there.We were discussing different types of anxiety remedies and this guy gave me a somewhat baffled look and said, “What on Earth do you have to be anxious about?
Believe me, I understand why people might question my constant stream of anxious thoughts.
This includes supportive psychotherapy (often thought of as "talk therapy") and psychodynamic/ psychoanalytic therapy. However, research has not demonstrated effectiveness for the symptoms of anxiety.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) differs from earlier therapies.
But in general, it’s an overwhelming fear of: You may start having symptoms and getting anxious immediately before an event, or you might spend weeks worrying about it.
Afterward, you could spend a lot of time and mental energy worrying about how you acted.