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What Are the Best Social Anxiety Forums?

A List of Forums About SAD Worth Visiting


Updated November 22, 2013

Social anxiety forums are places where those with social anxiety disorder can openly discuss issues and questions. Popular forums are a great place to connect with those who may have problems similar to yours. In addition, forums can be a place to learn from the experiences of others. Take a look around each of these forums and you will see that the social anxiety supportive community is alive, vibrant, and an interesting place to be.

1. Social Anxiety Forum at About.com

First-time visitors of the social anxiety disorder site here at About.com may be unaware that there is also a social anxiety forum. Visit the forum to discuss issues with other readers, ask questions, post experiences with treatment, and much more. Often interesting current events are posted here first as well, such as upcoming television programming relevant to SAD, so it is wise to drop by regularly.

2. Social Anxiety Support Forum

Social anxiety support (SAS) originally started as a set of message boards for those with social anxiety disorder to communicate with one another. In late 2008, the website changed hands and additional resources were added such as literature about SAD and help finding treatment. However, the message board is still what SAS does best.

3. Social Phobia World Forum

Social Phobia World is a dedicated set of message boards for the discussion of social anxiety disorder. With over 10,000 members this forum tends to be constantly updated with new posts from members asking questions, looking for advice, or just wanting to share problems. The polls and hot topics on the home page are a great place to start.

4. Forum at SA-UK

SA-UK is an association dedicated to helping those with social anxiety disorder living in the United Kingdom. The SA-UK site message boards are just one part of this organization which offers general information about SAD, success stories, listings of self-help, social, and therapy groups and chat rooms as well. Although the SA-UK forum is not as bustling as some of the others on this list, there are still thousands of posts for you to browse. SA-UK is a great meeting place for those looking to connect with other SA sufferers in the UK.
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