Twisted knot Social anxiety disorder, sometimes referred to as social phobia, is a type of anxiety disorder that causes extreme fear in social settings. People with this disorder have trouble talking to people, meeting new people, and attending social gatherings. They fear being judged or scrutinized by others. They may understandContinue Reading Treating patients suffering from a social phobia with a form of psychotherapy may remove impairments in the key brain structures that are involved in processing and regulating emotions, researchers suggested. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy in which negative patterns of thought about the self andContinue Reading Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), as defined by the DSM-V, is a strong and persistent fear of humiliation or embarrassment in social situations. One of many cognitive distortions that plays a role in strengthening this fear is mind reading, or fortune telling. An individual reads someone’s mind when he orContinue Reading