ADAA Video on the Causes of Social Anxiety

The ADAA has an explainer video that talks about the possible causes of social anxiety disorder.

They can't say for 100% the causes, but they do have speculation as to some of the indicators, like overbearing parents, neglectful parents or a possible family genetic connection.

There is also could be a trauma aspect, and maybe a biological components.

It is about eight minutes and lot of information. This is just a starting point if you are new to the information. There could be a wide variety of causes or a combination of causes that isn't reflected in the video.

If you would like more info about Social Anxiety Disorder check out some of the following:

ADAA page on Understanding the Fact - Social Anxiety Disorder

The National Social Anxiety Center site with treatment options, resources and personal stories about the condition.

Andrew Kukes Foundation For Social Anxiety per the website "AKFSA, our mission is to educate social anxiety sufferers, mental health and educational professionals, physicians, family and the general public about the diagnosis and treatment of social anxiety disorder."

Social Anxiety Association page on social anxiety and treatment options.

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.


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