On October 11, 2018, ADAA held a Twitter chat under the title #SocialAnxietyADAA. ADAA members Debra Kissen and Holly Scott answered questions on the signs and symptoms of social anxiety as well as coping tips and strategies.
As clinicians, scientists, and professors who are experts in the fields of anxiety, depression, and trauma, the recent media coverage of trauma and sexual assault have moved us to comment, not on the particulars discussed, but on the potential impact on the patients to whom we have committed our careers to help.
Join The Conversation! ADAA's Social Anxiety Twitter Chat - Thursday, October 11th, 2018, 2-3pm ET
Social anxiety disorder affects approximately 15 million American adults and is the second most commonly diagnosed anxiety disorder following specific phobias. ADAA announces a Twitter chat on October 11th from 2-3pm ET hosted by ADAA members Dr. Debra Kissen and Holly Scott, who will be answering questions about social anxiety and sharing tips and coping strategies.
Follow us @Got_Anxiety for more updates. Use the hashtag #SocialAnxietyADAA to follow along with the chat, and to ask questions both in advance and on October 11th!
ADAA Board President, Beth Salcedo, MD, and Child Mind Institute President, Harold S. Koplewicz, MD, co-authored this essay as a companion to “Understanding Anxiety,” the Child Mind Institute’s 2018 Children’s Mental Health Report.
"Over the course of her life, Peggy has had over 20 car accidents as she has been so distracted checking her face for wrinkles in her rearview mirror. She has had 17 reconstructive surgeries and over 25 facial corrections. Peggy is so self-absorbed and obsessed with her appearance that she cannot maintain any type of relationship for more than one month at a time. This is the story of “imagined ugliness” where a person hyper-focuses on a flaw in appearance and will go to extreme, often dangerous lengths, to “fix” the flaw. This is the story of a person suffering from body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD."
ADAA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders through education, practice, and research.