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 the processing and regulating emotions, researchers suggested. This may be paired with a form of medication to give anxiety a double hit, either by usingContinue 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