Social Phobia

Social phobia is a chronic mental disorder called social anxiety disorder, which disrupts the individual's social life and interferes with daily activities. Emotional and behavioral symptoms include embarrassment, fear to speak with people, avoiding activities that need a center of attention, negative thoughts, fear of being judged, thinking about the flaws only, etc. Blushing, increased heartbeat, profuse sweating, stomach upset, nausea, dizziness, etc., are the physical symptoms. Psychotherapy, along with medications, manage this condition. Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor is the first choice of drug for social phobia. Antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, and beta-blockers also help in treating the disease.

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I am a 26-year-old guy with no interest in life. How do I overcome my fear and displeasure in life?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a reserved type of boy, aged 26 years. My problem is I fear everything, something restricting me speak openly with people. I will not go out with friends or family and can not enjoy music, dance, or celebration. My inner heart always feels hard, and I always think about something. Now...  Read Full »

Mehwish Mursaleen

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand that you feel concerned about your inability to get socially involved with people and enjoy things. There might be past negative experiences behind such condition. For example, family environment, failures, punishments, or negative social experiences might...  Read Full »

Why do I go blank during exams?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. I am a student. I do not understand my condition. I have very important exams. I used to get good marks constantly and then everything turned up against me now. I prepare my best, but I do very badly in my exams. I am feeling hopeless. Even after studying 8 hours daily,...  Read Full »

Mehwish Mursaleen

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read and completely understand your issue. You have a problem related to exam anxiety as you lose concentration and your mind gets numb during the exam. I need to ask you a few things. Has this problem only arisen during the exam? Or if you also get disturbed by th...  Read Full »

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