social anxiety http://wrvo.org en Don't be afraid, social anxiety is beatable http://wrvo.org/post/dont-be-afraid-social-anxiety-beatable <p>We're at that time of year when holiday parties and social activities crowd our social calendar. You may dread the office party and worry about what to wear, but that's a common anxiety many of us face.&nbsp; But according to the National Institutes of Health, millions of Americans suffer from something much worse -- extreme fear of being scrutinized and judged by others. When the fear is so debilitating it disrupts daily life, it’s <a href="http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/social-phobia-social-anxiety-disorder/index.shtml">social anxiety disorder</a>, a chronic mental health condition also known as social phobia.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.macmillanspeakers.com/drrobinzasio">Dr. Robin Zasio</a>, discusses social anxiety and how to overcome the disorder. Zasio is a nationally-known clinical psychologist who specializes in this field. She's familiar to many from her appearances on the A&amp;E television series “Hoarders.” Zasio is also the author of "The Hoarder in You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life."</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Robin Zasio.</strong></p><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 00:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 47504 at http://wrvo.org Don't be afraid, social anxiety is beatable Overcoming fear important factor in controlling social anxiety http://wrvo.org/post/overcoming-fear-important-factor-controlling-social-anxiety <p></p><p><em>Millions of Americans suffer from social anxiety disorder, an extreme fear of being judged by others in social situations. Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's health and wellness show <a href="http://wrvo.org/programs/take-care-wrvo-1-npr-news">Take Care</a>, recently spoke with doctor Robin Zasio, a nationally known clinical psychologist and author about what social anxiety disorder is and how to treat it.</em></p><p><em>Lorraine Rapp: would you explain the difference between just being shy and actual social anxiety?</em></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:39:00 +0000 WRVO News 47503 at http://wrvo.org