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Social anxiety

Social anxiety disorder is not uncommon; research suggests that about 7 percent of Americans are affected. Without treatment, social anxiety disorder can last for many years or a lifetime and prevent a person from reaching his or her full potential.

Improving social anxiety :

-improve your health by participating in activities such as yoga.

-set goals.

-keep a journal to express yourself

-don’t strive for being perfect as it can put negative pressure and increase anxiety.

How can I help someone who is dealing with social anxiety?

  1. be patient with them. They may not be entirely open at first, but with time- it should come.

  2. Share words of encourage. Being appreciative and demonstrating signs of hope will be beneficial.

  3. Be predictable and be willing to share details with them if they ask.

Symptoms of social anxiety:

  1. Frequent fatigue

  2. Restlessness

  3. Irritability

  4. Difficulty focusing

  5. Sleep problems

  6. Muscle tension

At Star Point Counseling center located in Tampa, Fl and Brandon, Fl, we will aid in finding coping mechanisms to decrease the anxiety and where it may stem from. For more information on scheduling an appointment, visit

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