Novels and True Stories About Social anxiety Disorder

A List of Novels and True Stories About Social Anxiety Disorder

Novels and true stories about social anxiety disorder range from short books for children to lengthy autobiographies. Here is a list of the fictional and true story accounts that are available on the topic of social anxiety disorder (SAD).

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Be Ready and Victory's Easy (BRAVE)

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"Be Ready and Victory's Easy (BRAVE)" is co-written by Marjie Knudsen, a mother of two children with SAD, and children's psychologist Jenne Henderson. The book is about fifth-grader Danny, who is dealing with social anxiety at school. The objective of the children's story is to introduce coping strategies and to help parents open the discussion about social anxiety with their children.

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Chameleon

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"Chameleon" is a novel about a teenage girl battling social anxiety disorder. The author, Jordan Taylor Brown, only a teenager herself at the time of writing the book, writes based on her own first-hand experiences with the disorder. The publisher acknowledges that the book was only edited for spelling and grammar to preserve the "thought process" of someone with social anxiety disorder.

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Book Review: Daffodil Dancing

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"Daffodil Dancing" is a contemporary Canadian novel about a woman named Alison who battles social anxiety while going through a series of life changes including starting a business and becoming a mother. With the help of therapy, Alison learns how to manage the disorder, and eventually writes books for children about how to manage social fears.

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Fear is No Longer My Reality

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"Fear is No Longer My Reality (How I Overcame Panic and Social Anxiety Disorder and You Can Too)" is the story of Jamie Blythe, co-written with author Jenna Glatzer. Jamie is best known for his appearance on the television reality series "The Bachelorette". The book includes a look at Jamie's experiences, interviews with fellow castmates Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter, as well as advice from leading experts in the field of social anxiety disorder.

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Kristin's Story: No Place to Stand

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"Kristin's Story" is a true story about social phobia, told by a mother about her daughter. The book deals with the obstacles that were faced in trying to get help for Kristin over the ten-year period before her suicide.

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On the Outside Looking In: My Life With Social Anxiety Disorder

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"On the Outside Looking In - My Life With Social Anxiety Disorder" is a memoir of what it is like to live with social anxiety disorder, written by Daniela Grazia. Daniela recounts her struggles with social anxiety, her sexuality, family discord and more in this honest account of her life. Those who suffer with SAD will find themselves nodding in agreement and at times emotional reading about her struggles.

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The Hell of Social Phobia

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"The Hell of Social Phobia" is a biography written by Terry Cunningham about Steve Conway's 40-year struggle with social anxiety disorder. Steve rubbed shoulders with celebrities in the 1960's but ended up begging in the streets with his dog because of the disorder. The book vividly portrays the life of someone with SAD, and will be helpful for those trying to understand what friends or family with the disorder go through.

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What You Must Think of Me

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"What You Must Think of Me" is the story of teenage SAD sufferer Emily Ford, co-authored with Columbia University Professor Michael Liebowitz and freelance science writer Linda Wasmer Andrews. The book is part memoir, and part self-help guide, leading the reader through the experiences of someone with SAD as well as outlining essential details about the diagnosis and treatment of the disorder. "What You Must Think of Me" is directed at teens and young adults as part of an Adolescent Mental Health Initiative series.

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