Social Anxiety Disorder
Mayo Clinic: Social Anxiety Disorder (Mayo Clinic Staff, 08/28/09)
This comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatments and coping skills.
Behavenet Clinical Capsule: Social Phobia
This website lists the DSM IV-TR criteria for Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia).
Information and Resources
Social Anxiety Disorder
The purpose of this website is to educate, inform, promote self-help, and provide a way to facilitate dialogue between those who suffer from social phobia.
Anxiety Disorders Association of America: Social Anxiety Disorder
This website aims to promote understanding of anxiety disorders including Social Anxiety Disorder. It also provides ways to find help, live with anxiety, personal stories, and resources for professionals.
The Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Association (SP/SAA)
The Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Association (SP/SAA), a non-profit organization, was officially organized in 1997 to meet the growing needs of people throughout the world who have social phobia/social anxiety. On this website you will find a definition of social anxiety disorder (social phobia), practical examples of what life is like for people with social phobia, an invitation to join a free moderated mailing list edited specifically for people with social phobia.
Shy And Quiet: Social Anxiety Disorder And Everyday Life
A 35 year old male writes about daily life while dealing with this extreme form of shyness.
Psychology Today: Social Life
A site devoted to articles devoted to social life, which is said to be one of the most important influences on one’s mental health. Includes links to articles on social skills, overcoming shyness, and friendship.
“Shyness or Social Anxiety” (Lane, Christopher, The New York Times, 06/11/08)
An opinion piece on how when social anxiety disorder and shyness move so close that it is tough to tell them apart, “meeting the criteria” for the disorder becomes alarmingly easy.
“Shy on Drugs” (Lane, Christopher, The New York Times, 09/21/07)
Christopher Lane, author of Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness, discusses the controversy over diagnosing children and adolescents with Social Anxiety Disorder and the use of psychiatric medications to treat them.
“Shyness: A Mental Disorder or Personality Quirk?” (Newman, Susan Psychology Today Blogs, 11/14/08)
An article on when and how shyness should be treated.
Social Anxiety Disorder is a Serious Condition
For people who suffer with Social Anxiety Disorder, its no laughing matter, says HealthyPlace.com Medical Director, Dr. Harry Croft.
Social Anxiety Disorder vs. Shyness
The difference between Social Anxiety Disorder and shyness, explained by HealthyPlace.com Medical Director, Dr. Harry Croft.