Social anxiety disorder (also called social phobia) is a long-term, overwhelming fear of social situations.

Social anxiety

Social anxiety is very distressing for sufferers as it affects their everyday activities, self-confidence, relationships and work or school life.

Understanding social anxiety

Social anxiety disorder is very common. Although most people occasionally worry about social situations, a person with social anxiety will feel fear before, during, and after the event that will not go away. People who suffer from social phobia are afraid of negative evaluation from other people (2).

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