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Overcoming Anxiety, Second Edition by O. Joseph Bienvenu, Joni E. Johnston

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CHAPTER16

Self-Help for Social Anxiety

In This Chapter

  • Discovering the difference between social anxiety and just butterflies
  • Understanding the complexity of social anxiety symptoms
  • Learning how to recognize you’re not in the spotlight
  • Identifying your self-help plan of attack
  • How the internet can help—or hinder—social anxiety relief

Jack used to feel self-conscious walking down the street, dreading the possibility of running into someone he knew and being forced to say hello. Nancy hated to stand in line at the grocery store; although she knew it wasn’t actually true, she couldn’t shake the feeling that everyone was staring at her. Every time ...

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