This is probably the most misunderstood subject in the area of anxiety disorders.
If we are serious about overcoming an anxiety disorder, we need to approach anxiety from every positive angle and perspective that we have available to us.
The biggest barrier to overcoming social anxiety disorder is to know what problem you have -- and then be able to explain (i.e., define) it.
Anxiety Disorders? Panic Attacks? Social Anxiety?
What do we mean when we talk about problems with "anxiety"?
"I just dread being alone at night. I don’t know why, but I do......"
"My thoughts won’t shut off. They’re constantly running, making me worry, worry, worry......"
The Anxiety Network began in 1995 due to growing demand from people around the world wanting help in understanding and overcoming their anxiety disorder. The Anxiety and Stress Clinic and its website, The Anxiety Network, received so much traffic and requests for help that we found ourselves spending the majority of our time in international communication and outreach. Our in-person anxiety clinic has grown tremendously, and our principal internet tool, The Anxiety Network, has been re-written and re-designed with focus on the major anxiety disorders.
The Anxiety Network focuses on three of the major anxiety disorders: panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety disorder.
In 1997, The Social Anxiety Association, a non-profit organization, was formed and has its own website.
The Social Anxiety Institute, the largest site on the internet for information and treatment of social anxiety, has maintained an active website since 1998. Continuous, ongoing therapy groups have helped hundreds of people overcome social anxiety since 1994. Major changes in design will be occurring in 2014.