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Social Phobia

July 25, 2017

Many of us Anxiety Sisters struggle with what is commonly known as Social Anxiety. But that name doesn’t accurately capture the true nature of this particular anxiety disorder. Actually, the irrational fear of being judged and scrutinized in social situations is a phobia; we believe this distinction is important, especially when it comes to treatment […]

Phobias vs. Fears: An Important Distinction

April 11, 2017

The only thing worse than my flying phobia was listening to everyone explain how flying is statistically safer than driving.  During my most phobic years, I always wanted to turn to these good Samaritans and say, “Listen, you idiot, I am a semi-intelligent adult; I know planes are the safest mode of transportation and I […]

The Third Most Common Anxiety Disorder: Social Anxiety

March 14, 2017

Abs and I have interviewed lots of people dealing with many different phobias and anxieties. One of the most prevalent and painful is Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). When someone suffers from social anxiety disorder (SAD), she feels constantly judged in social situations and often believes that she just does not fit in...

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