The Future Of
Social Anxiety
Oct 7, 2019 · 17 min
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Many of us are fearful of being judged by others. But, for those with social anxiety disorder, the associated negative thoughts and physical sensations – a racing heartbeat, irregular breathing and tense muscles – can be crippling.

In this episode, professor of clinical psychology Peter McEvoy discusses what's being done to help sufferers address their social anxiety now and in the future.

  • What’s the link between digital connectedness and social anxiety? (3.27)
  • What new treatments are available? (6.41)
  • Do online treatments work as well as face-to-face treatments? (11.17)
  • Professor McEvoy discusses the link between parents and children with social anxiety (13.32)
  • What’s the first step someone should take to address their social anxiety? (15.25)

Have you been feeling anxious? You may want to contact Beyond Blue.

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You can read the full transcript for the episode here.

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