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Social Anxiety Disorder: More Than Just Shyness
Self-help books about social anxiety disorder SAD are an excellent companion to traditional treatment. They're also a good alternative for those who don't have access to a therapist or medication. As the title suggests, "Living Fully With Shyness and Social Anxiety" is a guide to living the life that you want despite having social anxiety. Author Erika Hilliard has experience leading social anxiety groups and is a shy person herself, and this sets the tone for a readable and friendly book that combines facts with practical advice. Although there is no replacement for structured cognitive-behavioral therapy with a real person, if a book is your only option, this one might be a good choice.
Through ten years of clinical research with the University of Oxford, she helped to develop and evaluate cognitive behavioural treatments for social phobia and for generalized anxiety disorder. She has a special clinical interest in the use of CBT during recovery from traumatic experiences in childhood and runs training workshops on a wide variety of topics relevant to practitioners of CBT, in the UK and other countries. She is particularly interested in making the products of research available to the general public and, in addition to being the author of Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness, she is co-author of Manage Your Mind: The Mental Fitness Guide and of Psychology: A Very Short Introduction. His original book on bulimia nervosa and binge-eating founded the series in and continues to help many thousands of people in the USA, the UK and Europe. The aim of the series is to help people with a wide range of common problems and disorders to take control of their own recovery programme using the latest techniques of cognitive behavioural therapy. Each book, with its specially tailored programme, is devised by a practising clinician. Many books in the Overcoming series are now recommended by the UK Department.
GILLIAN BUTLER is a Fellow of the British Psychological. Society and a founder member of the Academy of Cognitive. Therapy. She works both for the NHS and.
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If you have been feeling this way for at least six months and these feelings make it hard for you to do everyday tasks—such as talking to people at work or school—you may have a social anxiety disorder. Social anxiety disorder also called social phobia is a mental health condition. It is an intense, persistent fear of being watched and judged by others. This fear can affect work, school, and your other day-to-day activities. It can even make it hard to make and keep friends.