Social Anxiety Disorder: How to Cope during the Holiday Season

For people who have social anxiety disorder (SAD), the season of family gatherings, office parties, and crowded shopping malls is overwhelming.

To reduce social anxiety during the holiday season try the following:

1.  Find a confidante. It is important for those managing SAD to share their condition with at least one, trusted person. If it is emotionally safe, talk to supportive friends and family.

2.  Focus on externals of a social event. Try not to internalize too much. Focus on being helpful.

3. Stay healthy. Anxiety is affected by sugary, carb-loaded foods.

Friends and family can help SAD sufferers by encouraging others to seek help. Learn about social anxiety disorder and offer non-judgmental support.

Read the full article here: Social anxiety disorder: how to cope during the holiday season – Medical News Today