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Common Conditions addressed at the CCT

Social Anxiety Disorder or Social Phobia is a marked fear of one or more social situations in which one is interacting with others, being observed by others, or performing in front of others. Individuals with this Disorder are excessively fearful of others judging them, and of doing something that will embarrass themselves.. The fear becomes so severe that they begin to avoid social situations which greatly interferes with their ability to work outside the home, and form relationships. This avoidance tends to exacerbate the fear, as they will experience intense anxiety when forced to confront social situations, with physical symptoms of blushing, sweating, trembling, and difficulty talking. This in turn makes the fear of being judged negatively by others even more intense.

Social phobia is one of the most commonly treated conditions at OCCT particularly in adolescents. It can be can successfully treated with Cognitive Therapy by all of our clinicians, as they are all highly experienced in its treatment. As with Specific Phobias, elements of ERP are typically employed in treating Social Anxiety Disorder.