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6 Self-Help Books That'll Help With Social Anxiety

Social anxiety sucks. It makes you feel nervous in group settings, can hit you at anytime, and can be a debilitating illness. There might not be a hard and fast cure but there are resources to seek out in order to keep social anxiety under control. Whether you watch movies to relate to characters who suffer from the same symptoms, or seek professional help, there are answers out there.

Another great resource? Books! These 6 self-help books can help with social anxiety, and even other mental health disorders. Many of the authors know first-hand what it feels like to live with anxiety and all have consulted doctors, researchers, and experts in the field. If you need guidance, worksheets, or simply motivation, pick up one of these self-help books to cope with social anxiety.

1. Unf*#k Your Brain:

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Dr. Faith Harper explains why your brain is causing anxiety and what you can do to rewire it. With humor and grace, you'll be laughing your way through this one.

2. How To Stop Feeling Like S#&T

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Women, listen up! This book is for you. It dissects why we are so hard on ourselves (and others) and how we can change negative feelings and self-destructive behaviors.

3. This Is Your Brain on Anxiety: What Happens and What Helps

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This book will help you understand and get a handle on social anxiety through hard scientific facts. If you're having a panic attack or find yourself freezing in social situations, this book will be your go-to handy guide.

4. How to Be Yourself: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety

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If you're looking for tips to help with your social anxiety, this is the book for you. With scientific reasoning and guidance, you'll understand why humans get nervous in public, and ways to overcome all the jitters.

5. Thriving with Social Anxiety: Daily Strategies for Overcoming Anxiety and Building Self-Confidence

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Hattie C. Cooper writes with honesty stemming from her own experiences with social anxiety disorder (SAD). Thriving with Social Anxiety will help you eliminate negative thoughts and understand the disorder better. Even better, the book gives you resources like daily schedules, quizzes, and worksheets.

6. First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety

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Author, Sarah Wilson investigates her anxiety disorder through interviews, expert opinions, and the Dalai Lama. The title, based on the Chinese proverb which believes that "before you can conquer a beast, you, must first make it beautiful" will reaffirm the notion that you must understand your struggle before you can eliminate it.