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Social Anxiety Disorder in the Workplace

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I need some help with these questions:
1. Define the different categories of anxiety disorders.
2. Select 1 type of anxiety disorder that you studied, and provide the following detail about it:
•Descriptive characteristics
•Prevalence in the U.S. population
•Risk factors and prevention
•Your perception of potential impact on workplace performance
•Accepted treatment approaches
•Long-term prognosis (i.e., can it get better?)

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I'm happy to help you with this assignment. Let's go with social phobia also known as social anxiety disorder (SAD). SAD is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by an overwhelming fear of doing things in front of others for fear of being judged or embarrassed. People with SAD don't even like to do routine life tasks in front of others such as eating, speaking, or normal every day things such as banking, groceries, etc. When faced with social situations these people get extremely anxious and develop pretty significant symptoms of anxiety such as increased respiration, heart rate, blood pressure, sweating, tremors, fear, shortness of breath, etc. They tend to avoid social situations as a result. Some people with SAD only fear certain social situations such as eating in front of others and other people have this fear reaction to anything social. People that have it to this extreme tend to isolate themselves in their homes and avoid ...

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This solution provides a comprehensive description of social phobia, also known as social anxiety disorder.

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