Biological Causes Of Social Anxiety

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Have you ever felt agitated while presenting your project to the class? This is what people with social anxiety disorder (SAD) feel like in every social situation. Every group related activities is their worst nightmare, no matter where and who they’re with. “Social anxiety is the fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people” ( Social anxiety can run in families, but they don’t actually know where the cause of the disorder is from. Also, there is a huge difference from being shy and having social anxiety. Social anxiety makes it harder for people diagnosed with it to go outside and have interactions and conversations because they are very fearful of rejection, embarrassment, and offending someone.…show more content…
It is believed that there is no actual cause but there are key factors that increase the chances of developing social anxiety in the future. It maybe hereditary, but psychologists don’t know if it’s from genetics or learned behaviour. “Anxiety disorders can run in families. However, researchers aren’t sure if they’re actually linked to genetic factors. For example, a child might develop an anxiety disorder by learning the behavior of one of their parents who has an anxiety disorder. Children can also develop anxiety disorders as a result of being raised in controlling or overprotective environments” ( Also, psychologists and neurologists say it might have to do with the amygdala being overactive. “An overactive amygdala, a structure in the brain that controls fear response and feelings or thoughts of anxiety, may also cause these disorders” ( It is also believed that being bullied, having family conflict, and being sexually, verbally, and/or physically abused have a huge influence on developing a mental disorder, including social anxiety disorder. To wrap things up, there is no actual found cause for social anxiety…show more content…
People who were diagnosed with social anxiety find it hard to cope with meeting new people, going out in public with people, and going to work/school. They also, like mentioned earlier, often get mistaken with being introverted or really shy by others. At school, if a student with social anxiety has to present a project, the teacher often forces the student to present. The teacher usually says, “Get over being shy, you’re going to have to do this in the future for your job,” which embarasses and angers the

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