Glossary of Social Anxiety Disorder Terms
- Glossary: A (22)
- Glossary: B (7)
- Glossary: C (13)
- Glossary: D (9)
- Glossary: E (8)
- Glossary: F (2)
- Glossary: G (2)
- Glossary: H (3)
- Glossary: I (5)
- Glossary: J (0)
- Glossary: K (2)
- Glossary: L (4)
- Glossary: M (6)
- Glossary: N (8)
- Glossary: O (4)
- Glossary: P (22)
- Glossary: Q (0)
- Glossary: R (4)
- Glossary: S (25)
- Glossary: T (3)
- Glossary: U (0)
- Glossary: V (4)
- Glossary: W (1)
- Glossary: X,Y,Z (2)
Self-esteem is a personality trait that reflects the way a person generally perceives themselves and their value.
A relapse is a complete return to a previous way of functioning after a period of improvement.
The spotlight effect is a term used by social psychologists to refer to the overestimation of the degree to which others notice your appearance, behavior, and mistakes in social situations.
Perfectionism is a personality trait that may be associated with social anxiety disorder (SAD).
Albert Ellis was a psychologist best known for developing rational emotive behavior therapy in the 1950's.
Aaron Beck is a psychologist best known for pioneering cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Hypervigilance refers to a heightened awareness of people and situations that provoke anxiety.
Aphasia voluntaria is another term for selective mutism.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)
The DSM-5 is the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
In the context of social anxiety disorder, post mortem refers to the period of time after a social event or performance when the sufferer remembers only negative aspects of the situation.
Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety (AKFSA)
The Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety (AKFSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about social anxiety disorder.
Social Anxiety Institute
The Social Anxiety Institute is run by Dr. Thomas Richards and offers self-help and group therapy programs for social anxiety disorder.
The SUDS rating is a measure of fear and anxiety completed using the Subjective Units of Distress Scale. It is sometimes employed as part of a cognitive-behavioral therapy approach for social anxiety disorder (SAD).
Tachycardia refers to a faster than normal heartbeat.
Habituation refers to the tendency for symptoms of anxiety to naturally lessen over time during exposure to a triggering situation.