Safety Behaviors in Social Anxiety

“…we often urge people to drink a sports beverage that contains caffeine and increases blood flow, so that the person can feel both shaky and flushed in social situations.”

Um, NO.

As true as some of the points made in this article are, the one above must be one of the worst examples of what NOT to do when doing exposures. Anxiety suffers do NOT need caffeine, or ANY TYPE OF STIMULANTS in their system. Add to that the huge amount of adrenaline and cortisol released during exposures, you’re simply FUELING the fire.

Healthy? No. Beneficial? Hell no.

The rest of the article is pretty point on though.


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