Social Anxiety Case Study

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Social anxiety or SA is strongly linked to depressive symptoms and is usually a preceding symptom of depression. It is assumed that not secure attachment makes people liable to Social Anxiety and this SA leads to depressive symptoms. A study has been done like this in 2001, but this study goes a step further with its findings while also confirming the results of the previous study. This study’s participants were given the Bielefeld Questionnaire of Client Expectations and the German version of the revised Experiences in Close relationships questionnaire to determine their attachment. Both of these questionnaires are directed at adult attachment, but they focus on different adult relationships. The BQCE focuses on expectations and cognitions …show more content…
Many tests were given to the participants to see which disorders and how bad each disorder was. With this information, the researchers were able to analyze the data with a regression-based mediation analysis and conclude that attachment served as a predictor for depressive symptoms. Exploring the effect of the predictor on the mediator showed that attachment security was correlated with less SAD for both avoidance scale tests. The researchers originally hypothesized that the effect of attachment on depressive symptoms would be mediated by Social Anxiety. In other words, insecure attachment would increase the occurrence of symptoms of social anxiety and would, therefore, increase depression in patients with social anxiety disorder. The researchers have determined this assumption to be true and concluded that insecure attachment leads people to be anxious and avoid social interactions. This leads people to exhibit depressive …show more content…
When they smoke, I notice that they always smoke the same brand of cigarettes. Whenever I asked them why they always prefer that brand over another, the most common answer would be that “they just taste the best”. This was always a very confusing answer to me because multiple brands cannot be the best tasting. Also, when asked what they thought about smoking in general, I was always given the same answer of “it’s bad for you, don’t try it”. I knew that the cigarettes were bad for me, and the people who smoked them knew this also, but they continued to do it. This study has shined some very interesting light on my view on cigarettes and the industry because I did not know that people liked to think that what they are smoking is the lesser of two evils, but what everyone else smokes is terrible, and those companies should be put under harsher scrutiny because they are so money greedy and

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