Ricky Williams Research Paper

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Some people may talk to or seeing someone everyday and they might not even know that the people have social anxiety. Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the U.S.A, its affects 40 million adults in the united states of the age of 18 and older or 18% of the population. Social Anxiety disorders develop from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics and etc. Many people may know the Heisman Trophy-winning running back Ricky Williams (NFL player) but some may not know that he have Social Anxiety. Ricky Williams told ADAA (Anxiety And Depression Association Of America) that he 23 years old , a millionaires and have everything that he could have but he wasn 't happy. “I felt extremely isolated from my friends and family because…show more content…
I had no idea what was wrong with me.’ ( said Ricky Williams). Williams with years with out knowing how to handle with his Anxiety; that he would wear his helmet to interview (that was what he was known for), he couldn 't even interact with his own daughter. Fortunately for Williams, a good friend suggested that he should go see a therapist. Jame Barnes was the therapist who diagnosed him and started his treatment program. Just like other people with Social Anxiety Williams thought he was just shy or strange, but it was clear to me that his anxiety was debilitating, which is very different than shyness.."After his first therapy session, Williams began his road to recovery. "After I was diagnosed with social anxiety disorder, I felt immense relief because it meant that there was a name for my suffering. I wasn 't crazy or weird, like I thought for so many years," said Williams. "As part of my treatment program, my physician prescribed an antidepressant, in combination with therapy. Soon thereafter I was able to start acting like the real Ricky Williams."Williams made dramatic improvements once he was…show more content…
You could say social anxiety is the fear and anxiety of being negatively judged and evaluated by other people. Many people with social anxiety disorder feel that there is something wrong with them but they don 't recognize that their feeling as a sign of the illness. Symptoms of social anxiety disorder can include Intense anxiety in social situations, Physical symptoms of anxiety, including confusion, pounding heart, sweating, shaking and etc. There is no cause of social anxiety disorder, but research shows that the development of social anxiety disorder may stem from embarrassing or humiliating social experiences in the past, such as being bullied or neglected by peers. People with social anxiety disorder may develop their fear from observing the behavior of others or seeing what happened to someone else as the result of their
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