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A Case Study Presented to the Faculty of College of the Arts and

Science

University of the cordilleras

As a Partial Fulfillment of the Course Outline

PSYCH 109 Abnormal Psychology

Submitted by:

Glane mari I. cabel

Submitted to:

Mrs. Cricelia Valiente


TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

II. ACKNOWLEGDEMENT

III. INTRODUCTION

IV. DESCRIPTION OF PRESENTING PROBLEM

V. BACKGROUND INFORMATION

VI. RECOMMENDATION
I. IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

NAME: CABEL, GLANE MARI I.

AGE: 19

GENDER: FEMALE

NATIONALITY: FILIPINO

CIVIL STATUS: SINGLE

EDUCATION

PRE SCHOOL: ADORATION MONTESORRI OF JONES

PRIMARY: ADORATION MONTESORRI OF JONES

SECONDARY: LA SALETTE OF JONES

TERTIARY: SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY


CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN UNIVERSITY OF THE CORDILLERANS.
TAKING UP BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY

FATHER: GLENN ALBERT CABEL

MOTHER: MARY ASUNCION INDUCTIVO

II. ACKNOWLEGDEMENT
To my instructor, thank you for giving an opportunity to experience on
how to make

a case study all by myself.

To our almighty god who guided me while doing my case study and
giving me a

hope that I can finish such things like this. With god all things are
possible.

My case study would not be possible without the help of my boyfriend,


family and

friends who motivate and help me to do this case study.

III. INTRODUCTION
We all know the feeling of being nervous or uncomfortable in
a social situation

Social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia, describes


the fear, nervousness and apprehension in relationships you
have with other people.

The fear of negative evaluation in specific social situations


usually results in avoidance of those particular situations. A
more generalized social phobia may lead to almost complete
social isolation. Entering the feared situation usually creates
an immediate anxiety response with fight-or-flight response
symptoms, which may include blushing, shaking, heart
palpitations, sweating, nausea, and the urge to go to the
toilet. People with social phobia consider these symptoms to
be particularly embarrassing. Common behaviors, as a result,
include avoiding social situations, leaving social situations, not
initiating conversations, or avoiding eye contact.

If you have social anxiety disorder, you get anxious when you
think you might do something that will be humiliating or
embarrassing. You think other people are judging you. And
that they judge you in a negative way. You fear you might do
something humiliating or embarrassing. This fear is inhibiting.
It makes you self-aware. And because your mind focuses on
these possible outcomes, you might even do something which
is embarrassing, but more often than not, you dont. However,
this fear, leads to a downward cycle of avoidance and more
anxiety when you interact with other people.

If you suffer with social anxiety, you tend to assume, that


when you interact with other people, this will be painfully
revealing. You fear others might notice your weaknesses, or
awkwardness, or that you will be rejected, or dismissed, or
ignored, or criticized. You fear you are not behaving in an
acceptable way.

Social anxiety can be difficult to deal with, but there are


things you can try yourself, as well as several effective
treatments and support groups that can help you.

Someone with social anxiety can have many positive things


about them like being friendly, or having a sense of fun, or
being serious, or lively, or amusing, or kind or the ability to
behave in a spontaneous way. BUT, feeling at ease with other
people is hard if you have social anxiety. So it hides these
good things about you, from view. And because these good
things about you are hidden from view, over time, you can
lose your belief and confidence in these worthy aspects of
yourself.

One of the great benefits of learning to overcome social


anxiety is that it allows you to express yourself, enjoy being
yourself, and to rediscover yourself.

IV. DESCRIPTION OF PRESENTING PROBLEM

The client said that she hates Speaking in public. And also in
Making an eye
Contact to someone else specially when she do not know the
person well.

She also mentioned that she feel nervous on Entering a rooms .

She also mentioned that Going to parties is not easy for her to
encourage to go to a parties because she was scared that shell
be isolated or something . the client avoid or worry a lot about
social activities.

Eating in front of other people are too have for a person with a
social anxiety, most of the time they are thinking that other
people judge how they eat or they have the feeling that all
people notice them. Thats why they dont usually eat on a fast
food resto

Social anxiety is an inconvenient disorder in many situations in


life, but for a student it can be especially difficult to deal with.
School is a place where social interaction is not only expected
but also required, where being judged and criticized by others is
routine, and where struggling to cope with social situations and
feedback can result in both psychological trauma and an
endangerment of your future success in life.

Some people with social anxiety disorder do very poorly


academically and some may even drop out of school if the
anxiety is too much to bear. Students with social phobia do not
usually ask for help, in the classroom setting, out of fear of
embarrassment. Most students will remain relatively unnoticed
(wont stand out) or invisible by others in the classroom.First day
of school, the night before. The client says she cannot sleep.
Every start of the school year the client was thinking who will be
her classmates. How to make friends, in short she overthinks
that much. Going to school

Students with social anxiety will tend to stay away from school
activities such as sports, choir, and band where their
performance can be criticized. These same students are often
seen by others as loners, snobby, or just uninterested in anyone
or anything

When it comes to classroom participation there be little or none


on part of the student with social anxiety. In groups, the person
with social phobia may not voice his or her opinion about
something even if she or he wants to. Projects that require the
student to do public speaking will probably not be done by the
student. In high school academics, social anxiety suffers who
dont participate in class or ask for help might be overlooked by
educators that think the student is uninterested with academics
which will further make them overlooked.
V. BACKGROUND INFORMATION

family background, the client grows up in a peaceful and has

a good environment, her parents can provide all her needs

and necessities, the clients parents was over protective and

strict parent thats why she is an introvert person she cannot

easily communicate with other people. But on the other hand

she can also make friends with her classmates. The client has

an older brother and an older sister they have a good

relationship with each other as well as her parents. The client

mentioned that she has the fear of being the center of

attention even in her family, being evaluated by other people

negatively or showing physical signs of anxiety in social

situations specially when they have a family reunion or a

gathering with her family or schoolmates. She usually thinks

that she I s not belong. She dont want to communicate with

her cousin. The client likes to have a conversation to her

family but then she has a fear that they dont want her. Her

family has a friendly and easy to approach but the client find

it too hard to communicate with them. There is no problem in

on the clients nature it just she do not have the courage to

approach someone or do things that she really wants to do.


The clients think first about negative comments from others.

The client tends to not notice by someone else.

VI. RECOMMENDATION

Self-help probably won't cure your social anxiety, but it may


reduce it and you might find it a useful first step before trying
other treatments.
try to understand more about your anxiety think about what
goes through your mind and how you behave in certain social
situations to help you get a clearer idea of the problems you
want to tackle
replace your unrealistic beliefs with more rational ones for
example, if you feel a social situation went badly, think if
there are any facts to support this or if you're just assuming
the worst wont think too much about how others see you. pay
attention to other people instead and remember that your
anxiety symptoms aren't as obvious as you might think
start to do activities that you would normally avoid . this can
be tough at first, so start with small targets and work towards
more feared activities gradually
If social anxiety is stopping you from doing things you want or
need to do, or you havent had much success with self-help,
seek professional help
Self-help manuals are designed to supplement therapy, but
theyre also good tools for working on your own
People tend to disqualify the positive when they feel anxious.
They might do well, even great, but because of their anxious
feelings, they see their performance as abysmal. Thats why
therapists encourage clients to create objective behavioral
goals.
These are behaviors that anyone in the room would be able to
observe. It doesnt matter how you feel or whether youre
blushing or sweating (which you cant control anyway) in a
social situation.
For instance, if youre working in a group setting, the objective
behavior would be to make three comments, Weeks said.
This also gives you a good barometer for judging your
progress. Again, youre not focusing on whether you felt
nervous. Rather, youre focusing on whether you performed
the actual behavior.
Also, avoid focusing on others reactions. It doesnt matter
how your colleagues received your idea in the meeting. What
matters is that you actually spoke up. It doesnt matter
whether a girl or guy said yes to your dinner invite. What
matters is that you actually asked. It doesnt matter how your
childs teacher reacted when you declined to volunteer for yet
another school trip. What matters is that you were assertive
and respected your own needs.
For instance, if youre giving a speech, you might initially
think, Im going to bomb. But if youve given speeches
before and done well, then this isnt a rational or realistic
perspective. You might say instead, Ive given speeches
before. Im prepared, and Ill give it my best shot.
If youre asking someone out, its not rational to think,
Theyre definitely going to say yes. But it is rational to
consider, They might,
If social anxiety is sabotaging your goals and stopping you
from living the life you want, seek help and try the above
strategies. Social anxiety is highly treatable.
You can get better, and grow in the process.