Master Social Anxiety Disorder with Picmonic for Medicine

With Picmonic, facts become pictures. We've taken what the science shows - image mnemonics work - but we've boosted the effectiveness by building and associating memorable characters, interesting audio stories, and built-in quizzing.

Social Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety-bag with social people around
Nicholazk
6 KEY FACTS
CLASSIFICATION
Phobia
Phone-bee

Phobia is a type of anxiety disorder defined by a persistent fear of an object or situation. Person often recognizes that the fear is excessive.
Social anxiety disorder belongs to this broad group of anxiety disorders.

TREATMENT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cog Behavioral Therapist

Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most effective therapies for social anxiety disorder.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy based on analyzing and reforming maladaptive thoughts that are contributing to emotional and behavioral distress.

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
Selective Silver-tonic Reuptake tube with Inhibiting-chains

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors are one of the first-line medications for social anxiety disorder.
SSRIs are a class of drug which work by selectively inhibiting serotonin reuptake into presynaptic cells, increasing the neurotransmitter's availability in the synaptic cleft.

Venlaflaxine
Vanilla-fax

Venlaflaxine can be used for the treatment of social anxiety disorder.
Venlafaxine is a medication that works on serotonergic and noradrenergic receptors, when administered at moderate doses, to help treat anxiety and panic disorders.

Beta-Blockers
Nonselective Beta-fish with LOL Blocks

If anxiety is restricted to public speaking (performance-related social anxiety disorder), beta-blockers can be used for treatment in the acute phase.

Benzodiazepines
Benz-dice

If anxiety is restricted to public speaking (performance-related social anxiety disorder), benzodiazepines can be used for treatment in the acute phase.

Unlock all 6 facts & definitions with Picmonic Free!

JOIN FREE

Take the Social Anxiety Disorder Quiz

Picmonic's rapid review multiple-choice quiz allows you to assess your knowledge.

START QUIZ NOW

It's worth every penny

Our Story Mnemonics Increase Mastery and Retention

Memorize facts with phonetic mnemonics

Unforgettable characters with concise but impactful videos (2-4 min each)

Ace Your Medical (MD/DO) Classes & Exams with Picmonic:

Over 1,020,000 students use Picmonic’s picture mnemonics to improve knowledge, retention, and exam performance.

Choose the #1 Medical (MD/DO) student study app.

Picmonic for Medical (MD/DO) covers information that is relevant to your entire Medical (MD/DO) education. Whether you’re studying for your classes or getting ready to conquer the USMLE Step 1, USMLE Step 2 CK, COMLEX Level 1, or COMLEX Level 2, we’re here to help.

Works better than traditional Medical (MD/DO) flashcards.

Research shows that students who use Picmonic see a 331% improvement in memory retention and a 50% improvement in test scores.