Social Anxiety Disorder/Social Phobia/Extreme Shyness
According to the National Library of Medicine, social anxiety (or social phobia) is a persistent and irrational fear of situations that may involve scrutiny or judgment by others, such as parties and other social events.
People with social phobia become very anxious and self-conscious in everyday social situations. They can worry for days or weeks before a dreaded situation. This fear may become so severe that it interferes with work, school, and other ordinary activities, and can make it hard to make and keep friends. Although many people with social phobia realize that their fears about being with people are excessive or unreasonable, they are unable to overcome them on their own.
Social phobia can be limited to one situation (such as talking to people, eating or drinking, or writing on a blackboard in front of others). Or, it may be so broad (such as in generalized social phobia) that the person experiences anxiety around almost everyone other than family members.
Physical symptoms that often occur with social phobia include:
Some of the most common fears of people with social phobia include:
Attending parties and other social occasions
Eating, drinking, and writing in public
Meeting new people
Speaking in public
Using public restroom
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