Social anxiety is a common anxiety disorder that causes a specific fear of social situations. The physical and emotional symptoms of social anxiety can put strain on relationships, affect self-confidence and self-esteem, and interfere with work or school life.
Indicators of social anxiety may include:
Excessive worrying before, during, and after a social situation.
Fear of embarrassment or being judged by others
Scrutinize your own social performance
Expecting the worst possible consequences from a negative experience during a social situation
Concerns about having physical symptoms
For someone with social anxiety disorder, social interaction may lead to:
- Blushing and/or sweating
- Trembling or shaking
- Rigid body stance or muscle tension
- Difficulty speaking or feeling as if their mind goes blank
- Dizziness or light-headedness
- Rapid heart rate
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