The name may sound harmless, but the disorder is complex, cruel and anything but simple. Social anxiety is far more than shyness and a fear of public speaking. It is an addiction to avoidance and a disease of resistance, and affects over 15 million Americans. The Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety is determined to build awareness and bring the true complexities of this disorder to the forefront. We are committed to providing everyone — including sufferers, friends and family and professionals — with the greater resources and support needed to treat, manage and conquer this debilitating and sometimes fatal disorder.
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At the Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (University of Oxford, UK) run by Professors David Clark and Anke Ehlers, our research is focused on improving treatment for Social Anxiety Disorder. So I was delighted to be asked to contribute to the website by the wonderful people at the Kukes Foundation. A few weeks READ MORE »