Social Anxiety Disorder aka SAD

Social Anxiety Disorder is a condition that affects millions of people around the world. Social Anxiety Disorder is not something that discriminates or respect borders, boundaries, or privacy. There are many different suspected causes of Social Anxiety Disorders yet there is not one specific underlying cause which makes it hard to diagnose and even harder to prevent. A multitude of social phobias contribute to social anxiety. Social anxiety itself is considered to be an emotional disorder.

Social anxiety in particular is a specific form of anxiety that is felt during the interaction in social engagements. With a deep and discerning fear of being judged by other individuals someone experiencing social anxiety can quickly become socially withdrawn. This is when social anxiety becomes extremely dangerous. Left unattended unaddressed or untreated it can lead to depression which is extremely dangerous to both the mental and physical health of not just the one who suffers but everyone around them in their daily lives.

If you have a hard time making friends and or keeping the ones you do make this could be a sign you are socially withdrawn. This doesn’t make you a bad person it just means that you could be experiencing social anxiety. Social anxiety will take its toll on an individual affecting their love life personal life School and/or work life too. When someone has social anxiety, it becomes hard to participate in functions others would consider normal.

A simple task such as going to the grocery store, bank, or paying bills becomes a dread and fear. With today’s society offering more ways to sit at home behind closed doors than ever before it seems more people are experiencing Social Anxiety Disorders. Social phobias are in an essence being fed by the ability to order food, pay bills, and buy the basic essentials needed in life without ever having to leave your computer screen or interact with another human being.

For individuals that work at home like so many have decided to do today this is a potential danger. It is important to get out and maintain a socially active life. This doesn’t mean you have to be the center of the party or always have a huge crowd of friends around but it is very crucial that you remember to get out and have fun with the ones you do have. Social anxiety does not have to rule your life. Social Anxiety Disorder can be treated in several different ways.

The most common treatment for Social Anxiety Disorder is to contact your doctor or psychiatrist. A combination of prescription medication and psychotherapy along with regular doctor visits typically work for many individuals. Unfortunately, the prescription medications such Valium. Xanax and Klonopin that are commonly prescribed for Social Anxiety Disorder are all too often abused or the direct cause of other sometimes severe medical conditions.

The list of side effects associated with these prescription medications like so many others is quite extensive. When someone doesn’t want to take the approach of doctors and prescription drugs to help with their social anxiety cannabis is becoming a go-to option. With cannabis legalized in many places around the world views about this misunderstood plant are changing.

Cannabis was a part of the medical pharmacopeia around the world for centuries. It wasn’t until the early nineteen-hundreds that our perception of cannabis was changed due to the negative anti-cannabis propaganda of the Reefer Madness era from the United States government. Recently the US government even admitted that cannabis kills cancer.

Cannabis is not the only natural alternative to prescription drugs either. Many people find great relief from social anxiety by simply meditating on a regular basis or listening to their favorite relaxing tunes before having to enter into a social situation that may trigger social anxiety. Others prefer to utilize alternative herbs such as Kava, Valerian Root, Chamomile, Lavender and Passionflower in consumable forms such as tea to help naturally find relief from Social Anxiety Disorder.


It is estimated that over 40 million adults suffer from anxiety disorders in the United States. Of those 40 million roughly 15 million suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder specifically. While there may be millions that are diagnosed with this mental disorder, there is help available in many different forms.

Should you or someone you know suffer from the symptoms signs or condition known as Social Anxiety Disorder please know that help is out there. If you live in an area where cannabis is legal to talk to someone who knows a little bit about it and learn more. It is important that you know what options are available including ones that have been demonized for decades. You never know this incredible plant may be just the thing you need to help you overcome your Social Anxiety Disorder.