Social Anxiety Disorder
People with social anxiety disorder (SAD) are characterized by an extreme fear of social situations. They fear and expect scrutinization/judgement by others in settings such as meeting strangers, being observed in public, and performing in front of others(2). In addition to mental distress, those with SAD often experience physiological symptoms like rapid heart rate, nausea, and vomiting(3). The combination of mental and physiological distress often leads to issues with work and social life, and increases one’s risk of depression, substance-abuse, and even cardiovascular disease(4).
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), medication, or a combination of the two are currently the mainstay treatments for SAD, although certain individuals do not respond well(3). We highly recommend neurofeedback for those not benefitting from CBT or medication, as well as those looking for an alternative therapy with long-term benefits.
Extivita Therapies for Social Anxiety Disorder: