There are many disorders related to social anxiety disorder (SAD). Having SAD increases the chance that you will suffer with another disorder, and also makes receiving treatment a little trickier. Below are some disorders that commonly co-occur with SAD.generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), your worry tends to be broad and general, rather than focused on social or performance situations. In addition, the physical symptoms that you experience differ from those associated with SAD. depression and SAD - if you've been diagnosed with SAD, you are more likely to develop depression later in life. Ironically, people who suffer from both depression and SAD often only seek help for depression, even though they may have had severe social anxiety for many more years. Unfortunately, treating depression without also treating underlying social anxiety is unlikely to be effective. alcoholism. Often people with SAD begin drinking to cope - but eventually drinking becomes a problem in its own right. If you have both SAD and alcoholism, treatment must be tailored to your unique situation. eating disorder you are more vulnerable to developing SAD. Although a fear of eating can occur in both disorders, the underlying reason for the fear is quite different.
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