Understanding Social Anxiety: A Recovery Guide for Sufferers, Family, and Friends

Understanding Social Anxiety: A Recovery Guide for Sufferers, Family, and Friends

by Vera S. Maass

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Overview

Understanding Social Anxiety: A Recovery Guide for Sufferers, Family, and Friends by Vera S. Maass

This powerful book explains the debilitating effects of social anxiety and the development of the disorder, emphasizing the need for a resolution of this disorder and identifying common but unhelpful coping mechanisms as well as true methods to change and live life unafraid of social situations.


• Presents a practical, realistic, and research-based examination of the development and continuation of social anxiety in individuals

• Provides readers with an understanding of the tangible health risks of social isolation

• Draws on clinical histories and examples from the community at large to illustrate various scenarios, document progression of the impairment, and identify effective steps toward resolution

• Written by an author with 30 years of experience with clients suffering from anxiety disorders, many of those coping with social anxiety

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440841958
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/31/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,292,957
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Vera Sonja Maass, PhD, owner of Living Skills Initiatives, is a licensed clinical psychologist, marriage and family therapist, and mental health counselor in private practice in Indianapolis, IN.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

Chapter 1 Overview 1

Chapter 2 Cultural Institutions: A Breeding Ground for Social Anxiety 23

Chapter 3 Coping Mechanisms-Avoid, Avoid, Avoid 47

Chapter 4 Technology Obscuring the Problem 69

Chapter 5 Self-Help Remedies-Medication, Alcohol, Street Drugs, Food, and More 91

Chapter 6 Approaching the Possibility of Change: Medical versus Mental Health 113

Chapter 7 We Act as If Our Beliefs Are True 135

Chapter 8 Process of Change: Recognizing the Illogical Logic of Social Anxiety 157

Chapter 9 Reconstructing One's Life 179

Notes 201

Resources 227

Bibliography 231

Index 253

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